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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

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A couple's seemingly solid marriage begins to crumble when the wife discovers that her husband intends to divorce her.

Director:

Darren Grant

Writers:

Tyler Perry (play), Tyler Perry
13 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly Elise ... Helen
Steve Harris ... Charles
Tyler Perry ... Madea / Brian / Joe
Shemar Moore ... Orlando
Lisa Marcos ... Brenda
Tamara Taylor ... Debrah
Cicely Tyson ... Myrtle
Terrell Carter ... Reverend Carter
Carol Mitchell-Leon Carol Mitchell-Leon ... Mildred
Avery Knight ... BJ
Vickie Eng ... Christina
Tiffany Evans ... Tiffany
Gary Anthony Sturgis ... Jamison (as Gary Sturgis)
Bart Hansard ... Guard
Chandra Currelley-Young ... Chandra
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Storyline

Helen McCarter has everything a woman wants: a nice house and rich husband. However after her husband Charles throws her out of the house after admitting to an affair a distraught Helen turns to her mother, grandmother Madea and cousin Brian who take her in and turn back to God. Helen learns for the first time in her life to stand up on her two feet and is ready to remove herself from her relationship with Charles and move on with Orlando. But when her husband is almost killed by a vengeful client, Helen wonders if she has the heart to forgive him despite everything. Written by teyee_eng2388-1

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements, crude sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Producer Tyler Perry was at one time homeless. See more »

Goofs

The length of Helen's tie as she works in the restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Brenda: What the - Who are you?
Madea: Who you?
Brenda: I'm the owner of this house.
Madea: [buzzer sound] Wrong answer. My granddaughter Helen is the owner of THIS house! You da hoe, you aint got no power or no deed.
Brenda: [notices one or her ruined clothes] Did you do this? This is Vera Wang!
Madea: Who dat is? She do nails? I need to get my nails did.
Brenda: That's it! I'm calling the police.
Madea: I aint scared a no po po. Call da po po hoe. Call da po po hoe!
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Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.85 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Dazz
Performed by Brick
Written by Reginald Hargis (as R. Hargis) / Ray Ransom (as R. Ransom) / Eddie Irons (as E. Irons Jr.)
Published by H & R Lastrada Music / Sony-ATV Tunes LLC / Silver Cloud Music
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Tyler Perry has gone to another level!!!
14 February 2005 | by dbbanksSee all my reviews

Its February 14, 2005 (Valentine's Day) and tonight was a special Screening of Diary of a Mad Black Woman at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta. Tyler was there along with Kimberly Elise, Shemar Moore, Dallas Austin, and many other celebrities. The theater was packed. I have to say this movie is Excellent. It had just the right mix of Comedy, Romance, and Drama. Nothing was overkill about this movie. Even Madea and her antics did not go overboard. Although Tyler's plays are great, this movie is on another level. The messages are clearly and positively conveyed from beginning to end. I give it Two Thumbs Up!!! If the African American community doesn't support this movie, it will certainly be a travesty.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,905,089, 27 February 2005

Gross USA:

$50,633,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,652,203
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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