Diary of a Mad Black Woman PG-13

Diary of a Mad Black Woman
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 28, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Outtakes
    • Behind the Scenes: "Making of DIARY..."
    • Documentary: "Who's Tyler Perry"
    • Audio Commentary: Tyler Perry - Star/Writer/Producer
    • Trailers: Tyler Perry Collection
    • Featurette:
      1. "Reflections on DIARY..."
      2. "You can do it...It's electric"
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Selection
    • Interactive Menus

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 114


User Ratings: 89,163
Rating: 1.5/4 -- The material comes off as a serious miscalculation in Perry and director Darren Grant's film adaptation.
Seattle Times
Feb 25, 2005
Distinguishing it from mainstream Hollywood fare is its unusual blend of melodrama, comedy, revenge fantasy and a morality play, with an uplifting spiritual underpinning throughout.
USA Today
Feb 25, 2005
In an extremely strange genre combo, inner city gross out comedy meets evangelical passion play in Diary Of A Mad Black Woman.
Long Island Press
Mar 30, 2007
Rating: 3/10 -- [Jams] together not two but three separate genres that probably should have remained that way. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Jan 20, 2012
Rating: 2/5 -- Syrupy drama -- not much here for kids. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 22, 2010
Rating: 1.5/4 -- A satisfying end, but it takes a lot of work -- and a lot of suspended disbelief -- to get there.
Christianity Today
Nov 1, 2006
Rating: 1.5/4 -- It's a cheap melodrama that presses all the right sentimental buttons. Full Review
Globe and Mail
Mar 18, 2005

Product Description:

Genres and genders collide in this unusual mix of Christian soap opera and raunchy cross-dressing comedy. Tyler Perry adapts his own play--one of a series wherein he personally portrays Grandma Madea, an overweight, no-nonsense, old, Christian, African-American woman. In DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN, the main character is Helen (Kimberly Elise), whose wealthy, abusive husband Charles (Steve Harris) kicks her out of their mansion after 18 years of marriage. Luckily Grandma Madea is there to offer some tough love. When a gangster's bullet later makes Charles a cripple, Helen has to decide between love (i.e. wreaking Madea-sanctioned old testament vengeance) and Christian duty. The movie then progresses in two directions: the well-acted dramatic side, with Helen getting her life together thanks to the love of the dreamy Orlando (YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS star Shemar Moore) and her hospitalized momma (Cecily Tyson); and the go-for-broke humor side, with Harris whooping it up in unfettered glee as the chainsaw-wielding, pistol-packing Madea (he also plays several other roles). Whatever one's take on the oddness of the combination, there is no denying the power of Perry's unique mixture of cross-dressing outrageousness and Christian good intent, or the fine acting talent of the entire cast.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release February 25, 2005 (Limited)

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  • Sales Rank: 42,673
  • UPC: 031398175568
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