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I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 September 2009 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Tyler Perry

Writers:

Tyler Perry (screenplay), Tyler Perry (play)
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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 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. 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

Gross USA:

$51,733,921

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,733,921
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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

Hope Olaide Wilson was 24 years old when she played 16 year old Jennifer. 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 view of April, 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

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

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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How can anyone watch this drivel?
17 September 2009 | by kurtzu2@aol.comSee all my reviews

I see many of the comments on here are "this is Tyler Perry's best film ever." That's pretty much like saying the Yugo was best Serbian-built car ever.

Tyler Perry can't write. He tends to choose actors who can't act. He just keeps re-writing the same basic, tired, stereotyped characters and puts them in virtually the same tired plots over and over. But he apparently knows his demographic, because the same folks will run out and plunk down $10 to see this crappy, sappy mess.

It works for him, so I'm sure there will be another Madea movie within 18 months.


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