Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?

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Released 2007

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Director:
Tyler Perry
Released:
2007
Rating:
PG-13
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? is the romantic-dramedy from Tyler Perry studios, based on the play by director and star Tyler Perry. The movie shows 4 couples, Diane and Terry (Tyler Perry), Angela and Marcus, Sheila and Mike, and Patricia (Janet Jackson) and Gavin, as they go on a week long retreat to a house in the mountains. One couple reveals infidelity issues, which makes other secrets be revealed and all of the couples start to question their own marriages. By the end of the week, the secrets have driven the couples to the point where they can choose to reconcile or separate, and some don't make it back from the trip together. Opening at #1 in the box office, and leading to a sequel in 2010, the relationship drama and uplifting resolutions of Perry's play created a bigscreen hit with Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    More than anything, a Tyler Perry movie is an interactive experience, and Why Did I Get Married? is no exception. At the screening I attended, it was often difficult to hear the di...

  • 70

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    Though fans might miss Perry's genre-exploding daring, the excellent cast injects enough pathos and zing to keep picture percolating.

  • 67

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Perry is of the spell-everything-in-capital-letters and act-it-out-loudly schools. Yet his sensitivity to women is a tonic.

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    Comedy, Drama

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    make it a family night, Love & Romance, Satire, the bible, African-American Drama