When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Randy, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Colombian immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Randy and the new possibilities of family, faith ... and even true love.
Hope is closer than you think.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references and smoking
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11 September 2009 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself
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Opening Weekend USA: $23,446,785,
13 September 2009, Wide Release
Gross USA: $51,733,921
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Hope Olaide Wilson (Jennifer) was 24 years old in real life, though she played a 16 year old Jennifer in the movie See more
When Mary J Blige begins singing the title song she has on a red dress but after the scene returns from a flashback/cutover from Taraji P Henson, Mary is wearing a black and white beaded dress. See more
What's going on with you?
My grandma died.
Aw I'm sorry to hear that, baby.
My Aunt April's gonna send us back to foster care. They gonna separate us. I'm all Manny and Byron got. If we separate, I don't know what I'm gonna do.
Calm yourself down, honey. Calm down. Getting all worked up.
Can we stay with you?
Nobody wants us!
That ain't true. Somebody wants you.
References Free Willy
Tears of Pain
Written by Ruthie Foster
Performed by Ruthie Foster
Publishing by Bucknpony Publishing
Courtesy of Blue Corn Music
By Arrangement with Sugaroo! See more