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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:

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family See more »

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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:

The Tyler Perry Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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: See, y'all Christians is somethin'... y'all go pull out that Bible, but y'all don't know which prescripture to use for which situation. You got to find the right prescripture. There's a prescripture that says, "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so." Have you been redeemed by the Lord?
Shirley: Yes.
Madea: That's right, so if you've been redeemed by the Lord, and somebody does something to you that you don't like, even yo' kids, you can beat the hell outta them and just say, "So?" So that's what I'm'a do. I'm'a ...
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Connections

Follows Madea's Family Reunion (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Explosion
Written by Eli 'Paperboy' Reed (as Eli Husock) and Ryan Spraker
Performed by Eli 'Paperboy' Reed
Published by Make It Real Publishing (BMI)/Chrysalis Songs (BMI) and 33 Legend Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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This man is nooooot talented
11 May 2011 | by rarriaga831See all my reviews

Tyler Perry is NOT a good director, writer or anything. All he does is think of depressing things to write about, add a couple of "oh lord what is i gonna do??" and say that it is a move for black people. Well its not. I really think that he is the epitome of black exploitation (and this is coming from someone who saw Black Dynamite <-awesome movie BTW. He is funny at first but then when you see his other plays/movies you realize that....there really nothing more to him that some big black guy in a fat suit saying "Heller" I really don't like this guy or his films...he really needs to stop before he does some serious damage to his community. He is whoring himself and other black people out so he can make money and its not right. screw you Tyler perry, you and your untalented butt


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