When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Randy, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Colombian immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Randy and the new possibilities of family, faith ... and even true love.
Hope is closer than you think.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references and smoking
See all certifications »
11 September 2009 (USA)
See more »
Also Known As:
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself
See more »
Opening Weekend USA: $23,446,785,
13 September 2009, Wide Release
Gross USA: $51,733,921
See more on IMDbPro »
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
See full technical specs
Did You Know?
Hope Olaide Wilson (Jennifer) was 24 years old in real life, though she played a 16 year old Jennifer in the movie See more
When Mary J Blige begins singing the title song she has on a red dress but after the scene returns from a flashback/cutover from Taraji P Henson, Mary is wearing a black and white beaded dress. See more
You know who you remind me of right now? You remind me of Peter. You know who Peter was? Peter was one of the twelve disciplines. And they were out on a boat near an isle in the Greek Atlantic Ocean. And when they was on this boat, a storm rose up and the twelve disciplines, they got really, really worried and upset. They said, "Oh Lord, what are we gonna do?" and they saw something coming towards them that looked like a ghost. But it wasn't a ghost. It was Jesus. And Peter said, "Jesus, if ...
Follows Madea's Class Reunion
Good Woman Down
Written by Robert F. Aries, Mary J. Blige
, Sean Garrett
, Freddie Jackson
(as Freddie Anthony Jackson) and Melisa Joyce Morgan
Performed by Mary J. Blige
Published by Wick-Di Music Universal Music Corporation o/b/o itself and Mary J. Blige Music,
Songs of Windswept Pacific
Courtesy of Tyler Perry Studios See more