Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman

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Released 2005

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Director:
Darren Grant
Released:
2005
Rating:
PG-13
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman is Tyler Perry's (of Tyler Perry's House of Payne) 2005 opus based on the play, Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Marital problems are happening in the romantic comedy about what it takes to be a family. Madea, the elder grandmother of the protagonist helps her daughter get back at a cheating husband. Comedy and romance intertwine in this Tyler Perry-written film. The film stars Kimberly Elise (of John Q), Steve Harris (of Minority Report) and Shemar Moore (of How to Marry A Billionaire: A Christmas Tale). The criticism of the film was mostly negative, garnering a 36 on Metacritic. The Philadelphia Inquirer claimed it was "the Labradoodle of inspirational romantic-comedy-melodramas" while the Miami Herald wrote it was "downright awful." Despite some negative reviews, a sequel was released in 2006 called Medea's Family Reunion. The Medea franchise along with Tyler Perry's House of Payne ensure that Tyler Perry will be creating entertainment for a long time.moreless

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  • 50

    Variety Joe Leydon

    An ungainly hodgepodge of vaudeville-style comedy, turgid soap-operatics, and joyful epiphanies of gospel-flavored uplift.

  • 40

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    So oblivious to genre that it occupies its own special stylistic niche, if you can imagine such a thing as a romantic revenge farce.

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    These characters, which Perry worked into the narrative from other stage performances, may have been entertaining in those venues, but they undermine the film.

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    the bible, Family Comedies, African-American Comedy, social issues, moral dilemmas