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Meet the Browns (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 March 2008 (USA)
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A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

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Tyler Perry

Writer:

Tyler Perry (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe
David Mann ... Mr. Brown
Tamela J. Mann ... Cora Brown (as Tamela Mann)
Angela Bassett ... Brenda
Lance Gross ... Michael
Chloe Bailey ... Tosha
Mariana Tolbert ... Lena
Rick Fox ... Harry
Sofía Vergara ... Cheryl
Irma P. Hall ... Mildred
Frankie Faison ... L.B.
Margaret Avery ... Sarah
Jenifer Lewis ... Vera
Lamman Rucker ... Will
Kris D. Lofton ... Calvin (as Kristopher Lofton)
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Storyline

A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You can't choose your family, you can only pack accordingly. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, language including sexual references, thematic elements and brief violence

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,082,809, 23 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,939,392, 4 May 2008
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Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David Mann (Leroy) and Tamela J. Mann (Cora) are in reality, married. Tamela is only two months older than David. See more »

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While Michael is making the oatmeal, you hear the sound of the oatmeal hit the bottom of the pot. Before they start dancing, he never turns on the stove or puts water in the pot. After the dance, he proceeds to stir the oatmeal in the pot. See more »

Quotes

[discussing the various women with whom their deceased father had relationships]
Leroy Brown: What about our mama?
L.B. Brown: [with a disgusted facial expression] Nasty ho.
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Before I Let Go
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Performed by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
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HONESTLY, what was so bad about this film to get such a harsh rating?
7 April 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

My theater that I work at got Meet the Browns, I have never ever seen a Tyler Perry movie, so this would be my first. But I didn't see it opening weekend and it took me a while to decide to see the movie, because of one thing, the rating on IMDb. Usually most of the ratings on the movies are pretty accurate. But when I finally decided to just go ahead and watch the movie, I have to say that I am very much disgusted with the rating here. I just don't understand why people are being so harsh with this movie, I felt like it was just a decent and uplifting film. I agree the stereotypes are bit much, but I've seen oh so much worse. Angela Bassett, who must of made a deal with the devil to look that good at 50, pulls in a great and heart felt performance as a mom who is just trying to do right by her kids despite the hard times she's facing.

Brenda is a single mom in Chicago who is just struggling like crazy to take care of her three kids, trying to do the right thing, she looses her job, her electricity has been shut off, she's being judged by everyone, and the dad of her son just refuses to pay any child support what so ever. But when she finds out that her dad(who she never met) died, she and the kids go down to Georgia for the funeral, and she finds out that he gave her a house, which her family and a handsome family friend pull together to put her dreams back into place and to give her star basketball son a great future.

Meet the Browns is just generally a good film, there are things that are a little off key, but it's all good. This film made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me remember how lucky I am to have family and friends who love me and how I love them as well. The ending is just such a relief and makes you think about the good things in life that make it worth living. I would recommend Meet the Browns, it's a fun film that I'm sure will make you feel good, please ignore the harsh rating, this is a totally misjudged film.

6/10


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