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I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Tyler Perry

Writers:

Tyler Perry (screenplay), Tyler Perry (play)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe
Taraji P. Henson ... April
Adam Rodriguez ... Sandino
Brian White ... Randy
Hope Olaide Wilson ... Jennifer
Kwesi Boakye ... Manny
Frederick Siglar ... Byron
Gladys Knight ... Wilma
Mary J. Blige ... Tanya
Marvin Winans ... Pastor Brian
Eric Mendenhall ... Man #1
David Paulus ... Miller
Randall Taylor ... Mr. Bradley
Tess Malis Kincaid ... Ms. Sullivan
Joseph Taylor Joseph Taylor ... Announcer
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Storyline

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. Written by Lionsgate

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hope is closer than you think.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Lionsgate [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,446,785, 13 September 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,733,921
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Tyler Perry Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cheryl Pepsii Riley provided the vocals for Taraji P Henson's singing parts. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jennifer: You brought his insulin. I was gonna do it.
Sandino: Well, now you don't have to.
Jennifer: Why are you so nice to us?
Sandino: I don't understand that question.
Jennifer: You nice, why?
Sandino: Why not? You shold expect people to be nice to you. You shouldn't expect people to be mean.
Jennifer: Not in ths world.
Sandino: You get what you expect, right?
Jennifer: I guess.
Sandino: You do a great job with your brothers.
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Connections

Followed by Tyler Perry's a Madea Family Funeral (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Tears of Pain
Written by Ruthie Foster
Performed by Ruthie Foster
Publishing by Bucknpony Publishing
Courtesy of Blue Corn Music
By Arrangement with Sugaroo!
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User Reviews

 
Why oh why did I go and see this movie!?
19 September 2009 | by blindbenSee all my reviews

So I went and saw this movie on the hope that Madea would be in it a lot more then the character was. The movie is not funny, let me just get that off my chest right now, it is on the other hand like sitting through church. Tyler Perry has morphed from playwright to screenwriter, to preacher. If you like Jesus and Christianity and all that good stuff, then you'll absolutely love this movie, but if you're like me and the rest of the world and all you want is to be entertained and have fun and not be looked at as the devil, then don't see this movie.

Sometimes I wish I was completely blind.


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