Diary of a Mad Black Woman Synopsis
Helen's paradise begins to crumble as Charles announces that he wants a divorce.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A very curious and very entertaining mix, the Labradoodle of inspirational romantic-comedy-melodramas.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A bad movie so over-the-top that at moments it's almost good - or, at least, more arresting than it has any right to be.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While the jokes are obvious and the romance formulaic, a good-natured sensibility saves the film from being too hokey. The individual parts...
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50

Premiere

By Kevin Allison
As preposterously awkward, naïve and contrived as this movie is, it's still a curious sort of pleasure to witness-especially the gospel...
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50

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
This is a movie that falls short only because it insists on grabbing for so much.
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50

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Diary rather sloppily blends melodrama and spiritual uplift with crass comedy, sometimes in the same scene.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Blows to the head are delivered with more subtlety than the message of Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Harris and particularly Elise give over-the-top performances that bring Diary to the edge of soap opera.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
In an awkward split-personality way, it works some of the time.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
An absolute mess with no coherent tone, story or point of view.
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Diary of a Mad Black Woman

By SoldierGirl253
This movie is very funny, and has a great story line to it. It actually has a purpose and a meaning to it. I highly recommend this movie. Especially to all my girls!!!! LOL...

Five Word Review

By redyeah
Movie sucks with a passion!...

SO-SO

By foxyjo123
THIS MOVIE WAS ALRIGHT....

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By hkd2010
super great and funny movie...

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Rated PG-13 | For drug content, thematic elements, crude sexual references and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Syrupy drama -- not much here for kids.
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