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Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 April 2010 (USA)
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Four couples find themselves struggling to save their marriages once again on their annual marriage retreat, while each of them battle through financial, physical, mental, and emotional issues.

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Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Terry
Janet Jackson ... Patricia
Jill Scott ... Sheila
Sharon Leal ... Dianne
Malik Yoba ... Gavin
Richard T. Jones ... Mike
Tasha Smith ... Angela
Lamman Rucker ... Troy
Michael Jai White ... Marcus
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Porter
Cicely Tyson ... Ola
Nia Iman Muhammad Nia Iman Muhammad ... Kenya (as Nia-Iman Muhammad)
Tyson Gilmore Tyson Gilmore ... T.J.
Valarie Pettiford ... Harriet
Marc Farley Marc Farley ... Stage Manager
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Storyline

Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife. Written by Anonymous

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Marriage is an institution they're committed to. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including sexuality, language, drug references and some domestic violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Why Did I Get Married 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,289,537, 4 April 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,095,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,673,972
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film featured small roles by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Victor Webster. Actors have played the character of The Scorpion King in various theatrical and direct-to-DVD movies. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Angela confronts the gardener in her bedroom with the pistol, she waves the pistol around with the barrel clearly visible and the slide to the rear, which indicates that the chamber and magazine are both empty. Moments later she fires another shot, but has not reloaded the pistol. See more »

Quotes

Dianne: How do you really know that you're spouse is cheating anyway? I mean really?
Sheila: If you think he's cheating, then he's cheating.
Dianne: Wait a second, just because you suspect, that doesn't mean it's truth... it just doesn't.
Angela: I disagree with that. Dianne, every time I caught Marcus cheating, I knew it before I found out. I know because I know how to listen to that voice on the inside of me, that tells me when a man is cheating.
Dianne: mmhmm, that voice...
Sheila: Yeah, but you smoked so much weed in college, baby, you ...
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References 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »

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Cause I'm with You
Written by Nicole Bellinghausen and Sam Zeines
Performed by Noelle
Published by Musical Miracles Publishing (SESAC) and SZM Publishing (ASCAP)
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Serious stuff that gets serious in the second half...a mixed and mixed up affair.
29 January 2011 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

Why Did I Get Married Too (2010)

I didn't see the first one, so can only approach this for what it was--an ensemble film that works with the problems of contemporary marriage. Yes, in particular this focuses on black America, but Perry seems to pull out the ways this part of the culture resembles American culture at large. And so there lies the flaw, in a way, of making much of this movie: it inevitably revisits familiar material. Does it do it well, or with freshness, or any edge of originality? Maybe only in the sense that it represents very very well to do African Americans, a segment not typical Hollywood fodder.

This isn't a rotten film, as some viewers like to say, but it isn't as well acted, sharply written, exquisitely filmed, or narratively interesting as it could have been by far. And it compares badly with Perry's wonderful "For Colored Girls." You might say this is ambitious--there are nine full blown main characters, each more or less equally dealing with their spouses--but in a way it is overwhelming, and for me at least I had trouble keeping all the story lines straight at first. But these narratives don't ever quite get fleshed out as fully as they need to be, both for their own sake, as small stories, but for the movie as a whole, since none of the content really goes deep. I don't mean it isn't emotional, but it's moving in a surface way.

If you do give this a shot, be aware that the second half of the movie is much better. It's less chitchatty, more serious, has better acting (including some really moving, intense stuff) and has the various plots intertwine and get a little edgy. But also be aware that none of this is especially well done. It rides in a style that might really be called prime time television, interesting but not amazing or transforming.


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