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Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 22 April 2011 (USA)
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The crazy and comical Mabel Simmons, otherwise known as Madea, tries to wrangle her fighting family together for a family dinner regarding the health of her niece Shirley.

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Tyler Perry

Writers:

Tyler Perry (based on the stage play by), Tyler Perry (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe / Tyler Perry
Loretta Devine ... Shirley
Cassi Davis ... Aunt Bam
Shannon Kane ... Kimberly
Isaiah Mustafa ... Calvin
Natalie Desselle Reid ... Tammy
Rodney Perry Rodney Perry ... Harold
Tamela J. Mann ... Cora (as Tamela Mann)
David Mann ... Brown
Shad Moss ... Byron (as Shad 'Bow Wow' Moss)
Teyana Taylor ... Sabrina
Lauren London ... Renee
Steven Wash Jr. ... H.J. (as Stevie Wash Jr.)
Nicholas Milton Nicholas Milton ... Will
Benjamin 'LB' Aiken Benjamin 'LB' Aiken ... C.J.
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Storyline

Madea jumps into action when her niece Shirley receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. But Tammy, Kimberly, and Byron are too distracted by their own problems: Tammy can't manage her unruly children or her broken marriage; Kimberly is gripped with anger and takes it out on her husband; and Byron, after spending two years in jail, is under pressure to deal drugs again. It's up to Madea, with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam, to gather the clan together and make things right the only way she knows how: with a lot of tough love, laughter - and the revelation of a long-buried family secret. Written by Lionsgate

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some mature thematic material | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,068,677, 24 April 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,345,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,161,287
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

When Cora and Brown are talking to the doctor, Cora picks up her purse and sets it down on the counter behind her. When the camera switches back her purse is sitting on the table between her and Brown again. See more »

Quotes

Madea: Hey, Harold.
Harold: Hey, Ms. Madea. What's wrong with your car now?
Madea: Nothing.
Harold: For real?
Madea: Nothing's wrong with it at all, except the other day I went out there and put my foot on the gas, and the trunk opened! What the hell is that, Harold? You are triflin' as hell! I'm so tired of bringing my car up in here for you to fix, I am not bringin' it to you no more, do you understand? Not ever again. Every time I go out there in the morning, I try to start my car, do you know what happens? Do you know what ...
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Connections

Follows Meet the Browns (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Family
Written by Macy Gray, Keith Ernesto Harris (as Keith Harris) and Ayanna Howard
Performed by Macy Gray
Published by Happy Mel Boopy's Cocktail Lounge/Universal Music - Z Songs (BMI), Broke Spoke and Gone Publishing/Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP), New Heat Music/Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP), TYPEE Music (ASCAP) and MY TY PE Music Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of Tyler Perry Studios
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Amazing
26 August 2011 | by Dubb0902See all my reviews

People are giving this Title a bad review? Are you serious? The thing with Tyler Perry's films, is that they feature REAL life situations. None of the fake things you see in most films.

His movie's are REAL. The feature original material that other films haven't duplicated. This movie was hilarious, makes you want to re-watch certain clips. 100%, two thumbs up, laugh-out-loud funny.

People that give out bad reviews, JUST because you didn't understand is childish. Wake up and open you're eyes. REAL MATERIAL.

Movies made my Mr. Perry continue to amazing me, amaze by how his content seem so close to how many of us live.


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