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ITEM#: 3585419Genres and genders collide in this unusual mix of Christian soap opera and raunchy cross-dressing comedy. Tyler Perry adapts his own play--one of a series wherein he personally portrays Grandma Madea, an overweight, no-nonsense, old, Christian, African-American woman. In DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN, the main character is Helen (Kimberly Elise), whose wealthy, abusive husband Charles (Steve Harris) kicks her out of their mansion after 18 years of marriage. Luckily Grandma Madea is there to offer some tough love. When a gangster's bullet later makes Charles a cripple, Helen has to decide between love (i.e. wreaking Madea-sanctioned old testament vengeance) and Christian duty. The movie then progresses in two directions: the well-acted dramatic side, with Helen getting her life together thanks to the love of the dreamy Orlando (YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS star Shemar Moore) and her hospitalized momma (Cecily Tyson); and the go-for-broke humor side, with Harris whooping it up in unfettered glee as the chainsaw-wielding, pistol-packing Madea (he also plays several other roles). Whatever one's take on the oddness of the combination, there is no denying the power of Perry's unique mixture of cross-dressing outrageousness and Christian good intent, or the fine acting talent of the entire cast.
|Studio||Lions Gate Home Entertainment|
|Rating||Parental Guidance 13+|
|Dimensions||5.5" x 0.5" x 7.5" WxHxD|
|Stars||Tyler Perry, Cicely Tyson, Tamara Taylor, Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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I love Tyler Perry's films and plays. The all star cast was wonderful and I laughed non stop!Read More
Love Tyler Perry and this movie completed my collection....would absolutely buy from Overstock Com as their prices are really great not to mention reasonable.Read More
If you enjoy tyler Perry movies, you will really love this movie. It is a great enjoyment filled with plenty of emotions both good and bad.Read More
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Tyler Perry's Madea movies are so funny. I love that character. Lot's of fun to watch.
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