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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 20 February 2009 (USA)
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Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

Director:

Tyler Perry

Writers:

Tyler Perry (based on the stage play by), Tyler Perry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe / Brian
Derek Luke ... Joshua Hardaway
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Candace Washington
David Mann ... Brown
Tamela J. Mann ... Cora (as Tamela Mann)
RonReaco Lee ... Chuck
Ion Overman ... Linda
Vanessa Ferlito ... Donna
Viola Davis ... Ellen
Sofía Vergara ... T.T.
Robin Coleman ... Big Sal
Bobbi Baker Bobbi Baker ... Tanya
Aisha Hinds ... Fran
Benjamín Benítez ... Arthur
Karan Kendrick ... Guard Watson
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Storyline

Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, drug content, some violence and sexual situations | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,030,947, 22 February 2009

Gross USA:

$90,508,336

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,508,336
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "Dropping the Car" scene was done in one take because they didn't have a second car. The car didn't even work. See more »

Goofs

When the three people are in the car, headed to the church, you can see the reflection of the crew in Madea's glasses. They are moving about. See more »

Quotes

Candace Washington: What you gonna do? Beat me with your Bible every five minutes like my Grandma did?
Tanya: First of all I don't know your Grandma, and second of all I don't carry a Bible, it's at home on my mantel.
Donna: Don't need to carry it when you know every word of it.
Tanya: You should know it.
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Soundtracks

She's a Lady
Written by Paul Anka
Performed by Tom Jones
Published by Chrysalis Standards, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Copyrights Ltd.
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Not worth the money
23 February 2009 | by SenaShetaniSee all my reviews

I found this movie to be lacking severely in plot structure and and in character development. There are many times when the director's attempts to be funny overshadow any chance there may be for character growth. A lot of the acting was wooden and there were many clichés thrown in there that the director was hoping no one would catch onto. The ending was especially horrendous as it appears the director could not come up with anything else so just made something up.

There were two highlights: Viola Davis' role in the film and when the lights came on in the theater and we were allowed to leave. Other than that I wouldn't want to see it again.


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