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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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Stars: Denise Boutte, Tamela J. Mann, David Mann
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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 Kris D. Lofton ... Calvin (as Kristopher Lofton)
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You can't choose your family, you can only pack accordingly. 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,939,392, 4 May 2008
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Tyler Perry Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the play, Cora has just found out that Mr. Brown is her biological father. Mr Brown then brings her with him to meet the brown family. Strangely, There is no Brenda Brown ever mentioned in the play, although The film could possibly take place be after the play since Cora has already established herself into the family once Brenda arrives to meet the browns for the first time. See more »

Goofs

During the scene of the end of the police chase, Madea (Tyler Perry), 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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Soundtracks

Dope Boy
Written by Joseph 'J' Goodman, Douglas Campbell and Kalam Muttalib
Performed by Peedy Wheatstraw
Published by Walk Soft Carry a Tank Music (ASCAP), Malik & Skeeter Publishing (ASCAP) and Kalam Music Works (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Zooboyz
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not what i expected
22 March 2008 | by jules81480See all my reviews

this is the worst tyler perry movie yet! let me note that i am a huge tyler perry fan -- HUGE! but, this movie was stupid and the casting was horrible. sorry tyler -- but, i expected more. good luck on the next one! -- i'll still support it, but i feel like i wasted my money going to see this one..:( ...my favorite movies have definitely been diary of a mad black woman followed by family reunion. why did i get married was decent, but, angela bassett could not carry this movie on her own. it also didn't help that the screenplay was not very good. i didn't see this play, so, i can't say that after seeing this movie i would want to even see it.


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