Tyler Perry has ascended to the status of media mogul on the strength of his combination of Christian morality, slapstick comedy, and soap-operatic melodrama. In 2005, his play DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN was adapted for the screen and became the surprise hit of the season. With positive portrayals of black characters and family-friendly--but decidedly not boring--themes, the film appealed to a broad audience, and gave rise to numerous spin-offs. Madea is absent from Perry's most recent film, WHY DID I GET MARRIED? but the subject matter is just as universal, and features an engaging cast that counts Perry among its members.
Four couples who have been friends since college take a therapeutic getaway to a Colorado bungalow, where they plan to take stock of their relationships. They are led by successful psychiatrist Patricia (Janet Jackson), who has a picturesque marriage to Gavin (Malik Yoba). Nothing is perfect, however, and secrets and old scars soon emerge, pitting friend against friend and spouse against spouse. R&B singer Jill Scott shines as Sheila, the oft-derided, overweight wife of Mike (Richard T. Jones, GIRLFRIENDS), who arrives on the scene with a sexy young "friend" (Tasha Jones, YOU, ME, AND DUPREE) to shake things up a bit. Retribution and forgiveness follow, with the requisite admonitions and apologies made realistic by the skill of the cast.
Michael Jai White - Star, UNDISPUTED II: LAST MAN STANDING (2005)
Sharon Leal - Actor, DREAMGIRLS, (2006)
Jill Scott - Singer/actress
Aaron Zigman - Composer, JOHN Q (2002)
Tyler Perry - Screenwriter, DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN (2005)
Tasha Smith - Star, PLAYAS BALL (2003)
Richard Timothy Jones - Actor/ EVENT HORIZON, THE WOOD
Richard T. Jones - Actor/ EVENT HORIZON, THE WOOD
Denise Boutte - Actress, WHY DID I GET MARRIED?
Reuben Cannon - Film Producer, DANCING IN SEPTEMBER (2001)
Janet Jackson - Singer/Composer/Actress
Malik Yoba - Actor, COOL RUNNINGS
Toyomichi Kurita - Director of Photography
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 118
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 031398222286
- Genre: Feature Film Urban Comedy
- Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (for mature thematic material, sexual references and language)
- Release Date: February 2013