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Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family: A Quick Movie Review

Updated on April 22, 2011

Rating: PG-13

Cast: Tyler Perry; Isaiah Mustafa; Loretta Devine; Bow Wow; Cheryl Pepsii Riley

Theater Release Date: April 22, 2011

Synopsis: Shirley needs to gather her wayward children together to share some important news. Shirley gets help from Madea to ‘recruit’ the children. Providing her hilarious philosophies on financial difficulties, family secrets, drugs, and the importance of family, Madea shows the true meaning of family.

If you’re looking for:

Oscar worthy performances: pass

Heart-pounding action scenes: pass

Family enjoyment: meets you halfway

Heart-warming romance: pass

Side splitting comedy: definite see

Nightmare inducing thriller/horror: pass

Mind twister: pass


Madea’s philosophies and antics

Pulls on emotional strings of audience


Script parts from original play at times


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      anonomys 5 years ago

      i love tyler perry and your stupid beyond politics.

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      Rachelle Williams 6 years ago from Tempe, AZ

      @ Beyond-Politics...really? Take it down a thousand, it's not all that serious. Tyler Perry's films are designed to make us laugh in a light-hearted manner, and many of us relate to his best character, Madea. You are right, his films are predictable, but they are meant to be mindless entertainment. We have plenty of film directors (past and present)who make movies that fully engage the intellect.

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      Beyond-Politics 6 years ago from The Known Universe (

      I really can't stand Tyler Perry's movies. His plots are predictable, his characters one-dimensional, and themes are repetitive: The man is the big bad irredeemable ogre, while the innocent woman--who's unappreciated--must do what she can to overcome his abuse, but eventually finds a better man. His "empire" is built on the backs of black men...manipulating his negative perceptions of them in order to promote his "art" and laughing all the way to the bank!