• Released
  • September 11, 2009
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 53 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 1,248 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Madea (Tyler Perry) and a Mexican immigrant give a boozy singer an attitude adjustment.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's probably the impresario's best-made movie yet, his most joyful, and his most moving.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It’s the best Tyler Perry movie to date - the writer/director/actor/mogul’s most confident and competent mixture of uplifting black...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A double shot of Saturday-night lowdown chased by a cheery chug of Sunday-morning uplift.
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70

Los Angeles Times

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What works best, though, is that it's practically an R&B/gospel musical.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

Part musical, part love story, part family melodrama, part inspirational treacle, Tyler Perry's latest movie, I Can Do Bad All by Myself is...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Perry also spices things up with two of his most reliable fallbacks: music, and Madea. Having packed his cast with singers, he allows them...
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60

Variety

Perry's latest emotional roller coaster starts with considerable promise and a high-wattage cast, including Taraji P. Henson and singers...
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60

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Mr. Perry has his moviemaking machine running smoothly, which is to say somewhat predictably.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
This latest offering continues a trend toward increasingly mature moviemaking from the actor/writer/director.
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20

Time Out New York

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The laughs, meanwhile, are delivered by cross-dressing Perry’s sassy grandma Madea, whose wild threats of violence to children and adults...
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Rated PG-13 | For mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references and smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Sometimes-gritty dramedy has some moving moments.
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