Madea Goes to Jail

February 20th, 2009







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

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 3.3/10 (6,548 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Director: Tyler Perry

Stars: Tyler Perry, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Derek Luke

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

Cast:
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 - Tanya
Aisha Hinds - Fran
Benjamín Benítez - Arthur
Karan Kendrick - Guard Watson

Release Date: 20 February 2009

Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Opening Weekend: $41,030,947 (USA) (22 February 2009) (2032 Screens)

Gross: $90,485,233 (USA) (19 April 2009)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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.

Quotes:
Madea: [from trailer] Did you see Basic Instinct?
[pause]
Madea: This isn't that kind of a movie.



User Review

Possibly the most touching film ever made about a black guy in a fatsuit.

Rating:

Tyler Perry has really outdone himself this time, making the deep artistic statement "I'm black, and I have a fatsuit." Sure, this statement has been made before by Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, and others, but Perry adds a certain panache to the blackness and the fat suit that makes this more than just a movie about a black guy in a fat suit: it is THE movie about a black guy in a fat suit.

There may be other movies out there which you are tempted to see: "Slumdog Millionaire" may have won several acadmey awards, but where's the black guy in the fatsuit? How is that a movie? Tyler Perry continues to push the boundaries of artistic excellence with drag AND a fat suit, and we can only hope some day he decides to throw bad accents and white face into the mix.









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