AN OPEN LETTER: Mr. Perry... What is this? Enough about that. Kimberly arrives with her husband Calvin (Isaiah Mustafa). So she gets her gun and starts chasing after Harold and Tammy. Even though this movie was funny, the plot was all over the place. i loved that!. With a man of his talent, it's disappointing to see Perry cranking out the same old movies with the same old characters. Bryon, Sabrina, and Kimberly then leave the dinner with their respective families due to the constant arguing and drama as well as their own reasons, and Shirley doesn't get the chance to tell the family about her cancer. Ps: Where's my "For white girls movie?". He usually drags those out way too long for my taste. The crazy and comical Mabel Simmons, otherwise known as Madea, tries to wrangle her fighting family together for a family dinner regarding the health of her niece Shirley. The only problem is, we've seen them all before. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday. Rodney Perry was surprisingly very good playing opposite Natalie Desselle who was very good as well. i love 'Madeas big happy family!!!!' Excellent. If you don't wanna laugh and cry at the same time, go home! Your antics, gimmicks and jokes are getting real old, real fast. Is "Madea's Big Happy Family" based on a book? I think that's what Tyler Perry draws on. All I can say about Tyler Perry as Madea and Joel without busting out into uncontrollable laughter is he was unashamedly outrageous. Kimberly goes upstairs with Jason and sincerely apologizes for all she's done ("You Are My Man"). Why would we want just serious political conscious movies all the time? when Madea yelled at the little boy, some one in the back of the theater yelled'YEAH!!!' Spike's movies has it's place. Hold onto your hats because you are going for a ride in this movie. You get what you came for. I have never watched a Madea movie before. I am one of those people who's always thinking "he should have more Madea in his movies or should do a whole movie with Madea". The same character slaps a boy across the face repeatedly as she strongly chastises him for disrespectful talk to his mother and other adults. That night, Joyce gets a new makeover for the date with Frank that Aunt Bam set up. This article is about the play. It portrays Black women in a negative way - overbearing, loud, bitter, and domineering - a "sapphire." Madea's Big Happy Family is a 2011 American comedy film based on Tyler Perry's 2010 play of the same name and the 11th film in the Tyler Perry film franchise, and the fifth in the Madea franchise. Why do people get upset that it is NOT high art? When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. Nevertheless, Madea makes this tolerable drama about family secrets an above-average opus. Madea urges Kimberly to forgive her uncle for her own sake; otherwise, he'll continue to hold power over her and she'll never be able to make peace with herself and what he did to her. I think some of the dialogue between the guys ranting about the women could be cut way down. It opened with $25,068,677 on its opening weekend, ranking #2 at the box office behind Rio . What can you honestly say about the new Madea movie? A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets. Our youth and most parents need multiple doses of this character to get the idea that we've gotten away from too many things in this country. Being a Black person I admire you're major success,and no one is trying to take that away from you, but this movie sucks. No, he doesn't reprise his role as sensible, straight-faced, buttoned-down attorney Brian that he made in both "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and "Madea Goes to Jail." Uncle Monroe calls a Man Meeting in the kitchen. :) I thought it was well done as far as topics in the film...family fighting, raising kids, paying child support, just being decent people. Here are some of our picks to get you in the spirit. Shirley is one of Madea's favorite nieces who has the disease, tuberculosis. I loved the play and thought that the movie was also excellent. In fact, I usually enjoy his work. Madea jumps into action when her niece Shirley receives distressing news about her health. David and Tamala Mann showed why they could be one of the best comedy teams of all time. Then Shirley tells all her children that she wants them to do the right thing, although she will be gone forever. I really liked it and was laughing the whole time. User Ratings This movie is perfect for every Medea fan, vintage Madea which is why it has her name in the title instead of "another cheesy black movie so blacks can feel better about missing the opportunities others took to give them the right to do so." You can't get mad at certain filmmakers because they aren't Spike Lee clones. It never fails to amaze me that people seem to be disappointed when they reach into a bag of oreos and pull out an oreo. She then tells her that she has love and needs get past the pain and show it more. In the outtakes she slaps an elderly male relative across the face causing him to fall comedically to the floor. Dr. Evans tells them he has to do a colonoscopy on Mr. Brown, and they find a growth that needs to be removed surgically. The film is infused with director/producer Tyler Perry's brand of comedy for one thing, which has become way past tired and stale. When the movie starts, Shirley has been called into the doctor's office in the hospital. Everything isn't for you. First, Madea confronts Sabrina about abusing Byron's hard-earned money, and that she needs to start respecting him, especially telling her to stop using their child to make his life miserable or she will be dealing with Madea herself or worse. Yet another formulaic feature from Tyler Perry. There is not a huge difference between this and Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea Goes to Jail, etc. Shirley is Madea's niece who has tuberculosis. Synopsis But luckily Madea was there because Bam called her to come up here and straighten their problems out. To me his movies just reinforce racial stereo types that not only the African American community has worked for years to correct but also other races have tried to forget and not play into. Such was the case of my latest viewing, Madea's Big Happy Family. Search for "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" on Amazon.com Share this Rating Title: Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (2011) The scene later switches to the house where Joyce (Cheryl Pepsii Riley) shows up and informs Shirley that she called everybody, later Aunt Bam complains about the fact that she still doesn't have a man. His movies make between 25 and $40 million at the box office, so he must be doing something right. Contains Spoilers!!!!!! It's reality for some people. https://tylerperry.fandom.com/wiki/Shirley?oldid=7529. Later, Aunt Bam tells Shirley that she invited Madea to come over and help her when she tells her children the news. She asks Aunt Bam to call her children so she can tell them. And some of the White women are also stereotyped as the girl "trying to be black" or "weak." When Donnie (Zuri Craig) comes, he tries to kiss Aunt Bam and Madea, who warns him that she got H1N1 from his last kiss. The main character of Shirley is based on her. I got my money back, and if you agree I suggest you do the same. The rest of the review contains spoilers. Tyler Perry is NOT a good director, writer or anything. Thank you Tyler Perry. This time everyone comes but, family secrets are spilled and they all leave. To me the stories he tells are relatable to any person. With God, we can hold on to the hope and promise of something better. Awards Tyler Perry Works Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Aunt Bam Murphy, Uncle Pete, Monroe (Brother), Madea, and Cora Jean Simmons, Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family The Play, Shirley is one of Madea's favorite nieces who has the disease, tuberculosis. Byron, Karen (and her baby), and Rose leave, Kimberly demands to know why she was called, and Jason chides her for her attitude, which angers her more and she storms out. Later that night, for the first time at Madea's urging, Harold puts his foot down towards Tammy and tells her to start respecting him more. Only this rip off of that nicely done comedy-drama from 1997 is not even close. [2], The film has received mixed reviews from critics. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. One moment you may feel tears welling up in your eyes only to be followed by the laugh-out-loud antics of Madea.I think there would have been nothing lost if Brown (David Mann) and his occasionally - emphasis on occasionally - funny shenanigans would have been left on the cutting room floor.