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I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 September 2009 (USA)
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I Can Do Bad All by Myself is a movie starring Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, and Adam Rodriguez. 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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Madea / Joe
... April
... Sandino
... Randy
... Jennifer
... Manny
... Byron
... Wilma
... Tanya
... Pastor Brian
... Man #1
... Miller
... Mr. Bradley
... Ms. Sullivan
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

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Hope is closer than you think.

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

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Lionsgate [United States]

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11 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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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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1.85 : 1
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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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Follows Meet the Browns (2008) See more »

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H.D.Y.
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
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A solid 3 from me.
14 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

This movie ran about 30 minutes too long. There were some serious pacing and editing issues... and no... I'm not speaking of when Mary J. Blige's dress changed for title song's outro performance. Things like that, although jarring, are clearly intentional. Yes it's #1 for opening weekend but I'm sure I. like others, are like whoa! One or two more of these honkers and its twos or threesville from here on out. This movie is for those at or around Madea's age. As for strong points... Tari & Adam's characters. In fact, I would have cut out a chunk of the church sequences to expand on the development of their relationship a bit more. You blink and then they're married. All I could think was Green Card! Hehe… I know... evil... This movie's heart is in the right place but I too can do bad all by myself.


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