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Meet the Browns (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 March 2008 (USA)
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A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

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Tyler Perry

Writer:

Tyler Perry (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe
David Mann ... Mr. Brown
Tamela J. Mann ... Cora Brown (as Tamela Mann)
Angela Bassett ... Brenda
Lance Gross ... Michael
Chloe Bailey ... Tosha
Mariana Tolbert ... Lena
Rick Fox ... Harry
Sofía Vergara ... Cheryl
Irma P. Hall ... Mildred
Frankie Faison ... L.B.
Margaret Avery ... Sarah
Jenifer Lewis ... Vera
Lamman Rucker ... Will
Kris D. Lofton ... Calvin (as Kristopher Lofton)
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A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

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Check your baggage at the door. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, language including sexual references, thematic elements and brief violence

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,082,809, 23 March 2008

Gross USA:

$41,975,388

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,975,388
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Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David Mann (Leroy) and Tamela J. Mann (Cora) are in reality, married. Tamela is only two months older than David. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the police chase, Madea is placed in the back of a cruiser. At the end of the scene, you clearly see Tyler Perry laughing and the cruiser stop during the cut. See more »

Quotes

[discussing the various women with whom their deceased father had relationships]
Leroy Brown: What about our mama?
L.B. Brown: [with a disgusted facial expression] Nasty ho.
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Written by Chaka Khan (as Yvette Stevens) and James Quenton Wright
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Courtesy of Burgundy Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Meet The Browns
19 November 2010 | by paul-kristensenSee all my reviews

Meet the browns By: Tyler Perry

Hey Guys, the movie I'm about to present is called "Meet the Brown". It's a very good movie, it will make you laugh, and it will make you cry. Now it does have some scenes that are not for kids under ten but it deals with decision making and a lot of teenage peer pressure. I loved the movie because I could relate to it so if you could relate to family situation and just a teenage life this is a great movie! The Movie is about an average family that lives in Brooklyn, New York. Brenda, who is played by Angela Bassett, is a single parent with 3 kids and with no help from dads she has to work. The bad part is that her plant she works at shuts down and she loses her job. Michael, played by Lance Gross, is the oldest. Star of his basketball team in high school and the man of the house taking care of his two little sisters. His mom without a job he insists on getting a job to help out with the house. While that is happing she gets a letter for Georgia saying that her father has died. When she arrives in Georgia she meets her hilarious family The Browns. Michael ends up getting caught up in the wrong situation and makes a very bad decision that gets him hurt. Then with Brenda she is constantly trying to get Michael Sr. involved in his life but he just won't cooperate with her. What funny is that he ends up showing up when something good happens to him. Ha-ha doesn't work. Harry who comes in when she goes to Georgia becomes her boyfriend. He is like an agent for basketball and he also helps Michael to. He is kind of the antagonist in this story. She meets her family and finds out that her dad has left her a house. It's really old and needs help, Harry ends up fixing it up while Brenda went back to Brooklyn. That all I'm going to tell you, overall it's a great movie for any family, it shows the ups and downs, Friendship and trust with people you barley know. So get the movie and I hope you enjoy it.


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