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Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 12 October 2007 (USA)
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The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.

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Tyler Perry

Writer:

Tyler Perry (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Terry
Sharon Leal ... Diane
Janet Jackson ... Patricia
Malik Yoba ... Gavin
Jill Scott ... Sheila
Richard T. Jones ... Mike
Tasha Smith ... Angela
Michael Jai White ... Marcus
Denise Boutte ... Trina
Lamman Rucker ... Sheriff Troy
Keesha Sharp ... Pam
Kaira Akita ... Keisha (as Kaira Whitehead)
Sheri Mann Stewart ... Professor Stewart
Brian Bremer ... Jay
Bart Hansard Bart Hansard ... Bartender
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Storyline

Dr. Patricia Agnew, a psychologist, has written a best seller about marriage: hers and those of three other couples who together take a week's vacation each year to ask themselves, "Why did I get married?" It's time for one of those weeks, and all four relationships are strained: Patricia and her husband Gavin have the shadow of grief between them; Terry believes that Diane has abandoned him for her work; Angela, who's built a successful business, belittles her husband Marcus, who works for her; Mike is cruel to Sheila, his religious, overweight wife. During the week, each person's secret comes out. Will these marriages survive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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...Because we complete each other's sentences. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,353,759, 14 October 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,184,721, 9 December 2007
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Janet Jackson was originally sought for a role in Madea's Family Reunion (2006), but was unavailable. Tyler Perry was very keen to work with her so asked her to be in this film. See more »

Goofs

If Diane is a top litigator at her law firm, then she wouldn't be a defense attorney in a criminal/murder case. See more »

Quotes

Terry: What kind of a man has to make an appointment to sleep with his wife?
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks to: Bishop T.D. Jakes (for the "80/20 Rule") See more »

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Followed by Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) See more »

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Color Me Blue
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Very Refreshing, and inspiring film
28 March 2010 | by infemussSee all my reviews

Before seeing this film or any other Tyler Perry production I, like many of you, had my doubts. But there is something quite engaging when watching this film. The thing I ask you to remember when watching this film is seeing what was produced with the resources at hand. Of course there are flaws and the emotions seem slightly pushed at times, but it was a good story full of love, understanding, fun, and laughter. Tasha Smith did an excellent in her role as did Tyler, Sharon Leal, and Jill Scott. You fall in love with these guys, all of them, and whats going on in there lives very quickly. I will admit that the cast of characters would be better suited for a television sitcom. But, with the amount of main characters in this film, i still say a job well done. I am most eager to see how their stories develop in the next movie and i also think that it would also be a wonderful idea to consider a television show going back to when they all first met and started dating and for it to be on a network like HBO or showtime, but that might be dreaming too high. Anyway, this was a successful film am I am excited to see the next film and some of the films Perry has put out that I've missed. Just check it out with an open mind.


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