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 Columbian 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?
Adam Rodriguez and Taraji P. Henson also played an on-screen couple on the TV series "Empire". 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
Mabel? What the hell wrong with you? You don't be coming...
Wake the Hell up.
You about to give me a heart attack.You too ugly to be waking somebody up in the middle of night, I told you that.You gotta ease that ugly up on people. You can't just show it to them all at once.
Follows Madea Goes to Jail
Written by Ronnie Garrett
and Herman (Pnut) Johnson
Performed by Club Indigo Band
Published by My TY PE Music Publishing and Typee Music
Courtesy of Tyler Perry Studios See more