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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 ... 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

Gross USA:

$55,184,721
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

After arriving at the mountain cabin, Terry comes in to the bedroom and notices Diane has fallen asleep while working. At first, her laptop computer is screen-up on her lap with the stylus in her hand. But just before Terry leaves, the laptop is screen-down and the stylus is gone. See more »

Quotes

Marcus: You women are so used to losing that you don't even realize when you have won!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Attack of the Show!: Episode dated 14 April 2011 (2011) See more »

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Samba of Love
Written by Jay Weigel
Courtesy of Floating City Press
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...Why did I go see this movie?
13 October 2007 | by cmx2099See all my reviews

How to describe this movie... It has its twists, overly dramatic music cues, plenty of people on screen crying, and stage play feel... Hell it was one before! It will leave most women cheering, sobbing, and play on their heart strings like a lifetime channel movie of the week on steroids with a healthy dose of soul food. It will leave most guys wondering how the hell they got suckered into seeing this thing. Its not a good movie it but it delivers what it set out to do... Tell a morality tale in modern terms. By the numbers Tyler Perry delivers again.. You must know what your getting into when you go to see a Tyler Perry movie. If you didn't like his old movies you won't like this. My advice, guys avoid this thing but if you have to go be prepared for arguments afterwards... ladies make it a girls night out.


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