Stereotypical references to the youth of today. We need more For Colored Girls and less of this movie from him. I loved this Movie, just as I love everything Tyler Perry has done. Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some mature thematic material. Although they do all eventually arrive at the house, it isn't long before the bickering and fighting begin. I went to the movie and got what I expected. Mind you, the details don't really matter because Perry is hilarious again not only as Madea but also as Joe. The arguments ended with family secrets found out and people leaving. Is "Madea's Big Happy Family" based on a book? When everyone comes home from the funeral, they gather in the living room. Shirley is Madea's niece who has tuberculosis. It never fails to amaze me that people seem to be disappointed when they reach into a bag of oreos and pull out an oreo. Here Divine play Shirley, a dying matriarch of a very dysfunctional family (just like Soul Food). Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed. David and Tamala Mann showed why they could be one of the best comedy teams of all time. I got my money back, and if you agree I suggest you do the same. The guy has minimal talent and he's treated as a god... Ah well, in a world build on reality television and all action no story films should we really expect anything other than the dummies of the world to outnumber the smarts? AN OPEN LETTER: Mr. Perry... What is this? , Madea's Big Happy Family was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 30, 2011. A film adaptation of the play was released on April 22, 2011. Harold arrives and Madea repeats what she told Tammy, and now that they're both here she tells them both that if her car isn't fixed when she's ready to leave, they'll have to run like hell. Calvin instead helps Shirley to bail him out, much to Kimberly's anger and consternation. Madea's Big Happy Family is a 2010 American musical play created, written, produced, and directed by Tyler Perry.It stars Tyler Perry as Mabel "Madea" Simmons, Cassi Davis as Aunt Bam, Palmer Williams, Jr. as Uncle Monroe, and Chandra Currelley-Young as Shirley.. Perry began writing "Big Happy Family" after the death of his mother in December 2009.The main character of Shirley is based on her. As a Black man in America I am thrilled to see another Black man prosper, but come on. Shirley goes to Kimberly's house to ask her to bail him out, but Kimberly refuses. Let me start I have watched all of his films. Shirley's children Byron (Shad "Bow Wow" Moss), Tammy (Natalie Desselle-Reid), and Kimberly (Shannon Kane) arrive at Shirley's house later that day for a dinner Shirley has planned for them in order to tell them the sad news about her recent prognosis. This was a good role for her to play. there were comments in the audience that made me laugh. The DVD features four featurettes: "By-reen: The Baby Mama from Hell", "Ties That Bind", "Madea's Family Tree", and "Brown Calls Maury". Bow wow is growing as an actor he is going to have a bright future as an actor. Shirley looks upset and Donnie and Byron sing her a gospel song. When she does, she finds out that she doesn't have the same blood type as him, implying that he may not be her real, biological father. Frustrated, Madea tells Karen to stop worrying about Byron and Rose, stop using her baby to make Byron's life miserable, and keep moving forward. Bam is there with her. I have now seen two Tyler Perry movies in their entirety but this is the first time I've watched him as Madea for an entire picture having previously seen her in brief clips of Tyler's other films. She has 2 children, Tammy and Kimberly.  By the end of its run, the $25 million film grossed $53,345,287 in the United States. Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters. This time everyone comes but, family secrets are spilled and they all leave. It's a Tyler Perry move. It opened with $25,068,677 on its opening weekend, ranking #2 at the box office behind Rio . It's reality for some people. – Shirley, Donnie, Joyce and Byron - Chandra Currelley-Young, Zuri Craig, Cheryl Pepsii Riley & Jefferey Lewis, "You Gave Me Jesus" – Joyce - Cheryl Pepsii Riley, "Heaven Waits for Me" – Shirley - Chandra Currelley-Young, "You Are My Man" – Kimberly - Támar Davis, "Tonight Is the Night" – Bam - Cassi Davis. Lionsgate. She then tells her that she has love and needs get past the pain and show it more. Lastly, Madea reveals that Kimberly was raped by an uncle on her father's side at 12 years old. Karen stops by to express her condolences to Byron, but soon they began to argue. Kimberly goes upstairs with Jason and sincerely apologizes for all she's done ("You Are My Man"). When Madea quizzes him, he says he's 17 and in the 6th grade, to which she responds that at least he's in school and his children will know he's right down the hall from their classrooms. I watch Tyler Perry's Madea films. Well, my prayers were answered. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. She then goes to Byron's workplace, but she finds him outside, since he was fired for being late as he spent the night in jail. I don't know if anyone else out there is a Tyler Perry fan, but I really enjoy his work and although at times a little schmaltzy, "Madea's Big Happy Family" is worth a trip to the theater.As with all other Madea movies, Madea (Tyler Perry) takes on old and young. It stars Tyler Perry as Mabel "Madea" Simmons, Cassi Davis as Aunt Bam, Palmer Williams, Jr. as Uncle Monroe, and Chandra Currelley-Young as Shirley. Sabrina quickly gets on Byron's nerves by addressing him as a "drug dealer" due to him having been one in the past before being caught and incarcerated. I feel that if he really tried, he could go into totally new territory and amaze us all with his artistic talents, but until he moves beyond Madea and the same old plot elements, we may never know Tyler Perry's full capabilities. Are you serious? Same as in the play, the doctor says she has 4-6 weeks to live. The movie runs the gamut of emotions - from grief to joy. What movie doesn't contain some stereotypical elements? When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. To me his movies just reinforce racial stereo types that not only the African American community has worked for years to correct but also other races have tried to forget and not play into. and the audience laughed a lot. Well everything is not for everybody. Use the HTML below. I don't know why there are so many negative reviews for this movie. She goes to Harold's auto repair garage where Tammy works with him and authoritatively demands her and Harold to go to the family dinner. | I like what the old folks used to say if it ain't broke don't try to fix it. It is revealed that the manager (played by Palmer Williams, Jr.) had fired Byron because him being late that day was his last strike. WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT 2 In the Mise- En- Scene of a film the director, production designer, and art director along with ̀ the Cinematographer work together to design and produce a film that that punctuate and underscore all of the movements in the film such as: setting, lighting; and costume, makeup and hairstyle. Shirley is one of Madea's favorite nieces who has the disease, tuberculosis. To me the stories he tells are relatable to any person. Other movies are fluff and fun and don't have a decent message. Then you'd be writing crap about them not being original. Anybody saying anything else is just a typical hater, jealous of a brother who is making something of himself. 13:12. View production, box office, & company info. The doctor, Wallace told her she had 4-6 weeks to live.
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