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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 (play)
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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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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.

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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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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

When Brenda is eating the sandwich at Mildred's she takes the first bite from the center. When she takes a second bite the first has moved to the corner. 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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Connections

Followed by Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah
Written by Tyler Perry
Performed by Tamela J. Mann (as Tamela Mann)
Published by TYPEE Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Tyler Perry Studios
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very disappointed
25 March 2008 | by kwhitfield-2See all my reviews

Tyler Perry is so talented. I was very disappointed with the casting of the movie. Frankie Faison, Margaret Avery, Jenifer Lewis and Angela Bassett are all well seasoned actors but their acting roles in this movie was that of an amateur. Their talents were not displayed at all. I was very disappointed in their lines, role, acting just everything. David and Tamela Mann were outstanding as always. They were the glue to hold the movie together. Jenifer Lewis was the worst. She did Vera no justice. The actress that played Vera in the play should have been cast for the movie. Actually all of the same actors should have been cast in the movies. I expected more from the movie.


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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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