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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

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A couple's seemingly solid marriage begins to crumble when the wife discovers that her husband intends to divorce her.

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Darren Grant

Writers:

Tyler Perry (play), Tyler Perry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly Elise ... Helen
Steve Harris ... Charles
Tyler Perry ... Madea / Brian / Joe
Shemar Moore ... Orlando
Lisa Marcos ... Brenda
Tamara Taylor ... Debrah
Cicely Tyson ... Myrtle
Terrell Carter ... Reverend Carter
Carol Mitchell-Leon Carol Mitchell-Leon ... Mildred
Avery Knight ... BJ
Vickie Eng ... Christina
Tiffany Evans ... Tiffany
Gary Anthony Sturgis ... Jamison (as Gary Sturgis)
Bart Hansard ... Guard
Chandra Currelley-Young ... Chandra
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Storyline

Helen McCarter has everything a woman wants: a nice house and rich husband. However after her husband Charles throws her out of the house after admitting to an affair a distraught Helen turns to her mother, grandmother Madea and cousin Brian who take her in and turn back to God. Helen learns for the first time in her life to stand up on her two feet and is ready to remove herself from her relationship with Charles and move on with Orlando. But when her husband is almost killed by a vengeful client, Helen wonders if she has the heart to forgive him despite everything. Written by teyee_eng2388-1

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Genres:

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements, crude sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,905,089, 27 February 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,633,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,652,203
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tyler Perry's first film created. See more »

Goofs

When Helen dumps Charles into the tub we see his sleeve down when he first drops into the tub. When we see him land into the tub his sleeve is then up on his shoulder. Then in the very next shot his sleeve is back down. See more »

Quotes

Madea: [talking to Helen] You can get it one of two ways. You can get it from his checking account voluntarily, or his insurance policy. Involuntary manslaughter. Which one is it gon' be?
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Performed by The Whispers
Written by Nicholas Caldwell
Published by American League Music o/b/o Whisperdex Music and Sony / ATV Songs (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Solar Records (Africa) / Unidisc (Canada) / Sanctuary Records Group (World ex. North America & Africa)
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music (US)
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A Perfect Date Movie
27 February 2005 | by NoBS-5See all my reviews

What a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. I must admit that the movie's opening scenes had me wondering if I'd come to the wrong movie, but by the movie's end I was in tears. This movie was simply written and the emotional overtones were brilliant. Kimberly Elise is Hollywood royalty. Her acting was so powerful and next to Shemar Moore I enjoyed the chemistry (It was awkward for me at first, but they worked it..) Steve Harris stretched out in this role. We've grown accustomed to seeing him as the Lawyer in the Practice. I don't think I'll ever look at him the same again after this movie. Excellent work. For anyone who has ever had their hearts ripped apart by love should see this movie.

I laughed, I cried, I enjoyed. Tyler Perry is brilliant.


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