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Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 12 October 2007 (USA)
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The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.

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Tyler Perry

Writer:

Tyler Perry (play)
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Terry
Sharon Leal ... Diane
Janet Jackson ... Patricia
Malik Yoba ... Gavin
Jill Scott ... Sheila
Richard T. Jones ... Mike
Tasha Smith ... Angela
Michael Jai White ... Marcus
Denise Boutte ... Trina
Lamman Rucker ... Sheriff Troy
Keesha Sharp ... Pam
Kaira Akita ... Keisha (as Kaira Whitehead)
Sheri Mann Stewart ... Professor Stewart
Brian Bremer ... Jay
Bart Hansard ... Bartender
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Storyline

Dr. Patricia Agnew, a psychologist, has written a best seller about marriage: hers and those of three other couples who together take a week's vacation each year to ask themselves, "Why did I get married?" It's time for one of those weeks, and all four relationships are strained: Patricia and her husband Gavin have the shadow of grief between them; Terry believes that Diane has abandoned him for her work; Angela, who's built a successful business, belittles her husband Marcus, who works for her; Mike is cruel to Sheila, his religious, overweight wife. During the week, each person's secret comes out. Will these marriages survive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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...Because every moment we share is better than the last. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual references and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,353,759, 14 October 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,184,721, 9 December 2007
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

An adaptation of Tyler Perry's play of the same name, Perry deliberately removed most of the church and message scenes in order to make the film less preachy. See more »

Goofs

If Diane is a top litigator at her law firm, then she wouldn't be a defense attorney in a criminal/murder case. See more »

Quotes

Trina: You belong in the kitchen.
Angela: And you belong on the corner. Need a pimp?
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks to: Bishop T.D. Jakes (for the "80/20 Rule") See more »

Connections

Featured in ES.TV HD: Episode dated 30 September 2010 (2010) See more »

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L-O-V-E
Written by Bert Kaempfert and Milton Gabler
Performed by Michael Bublé
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why did they get married
14 October 2007 | by cbradsha-1See all my reviews

I am usually not a fan of Tyler Perry movies. I like to support him because he offers a different perspective on African American Movies that oppose the "shoot'em up bang bang" or "drug dealer" / "beauty shop" "soul food cooking " movies. However this venture left something to be desired. The beautiful Ms.Jackson sounds as if she has been reading her lines from her screen play copy. The transitions from scene to scene was done by someone that is either an intern and still learning or Tyler Perry's nephew! The characters were not developed they were 2 dimensional and you felt like you were getting to know them but right when they are about to develop into 3 dimensional characters the story ends with a long drawn out soliloquy that means absolutely nothing because there is no back story. Long story already long- wait for DVD! Jill Scott looks absolutely amazing and Tasha Smith is wonderful as usual! They made the movie.


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