Diary of a Mad Black Woman

February 25th, 2005


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A couple with a good marriage that seemed solid, actually begins to crumble when she discovers her husband's intentions for divorce.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 4.9/10 (6,628 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director: Darren Grant

Stars: Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Tyler Perry

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.

Writers: Tyler Perry, Tyler Perry

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 - Mildred (as Carol Mitchell-Leon)
Avery Knight - BJ
Vickie Eng - Christina
Tiffany Evans - Tiffany
Gary Anthony Sturgis - Jamison (as Gary Sturgis)
Bart Hansard - Guard
Chandra Currelley-Young - Chandra

Taglines: Get ready to meet a real straight shooter


Official Website: Lions Gate Entertainment [United States] |

Release Date: 25 February 2005

Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $5,500,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $21,905,089 (USA) (27 February 2005) (1483 Screens)

Gross: $50,652,203 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Lions Gate Films received the script back in May 2004 and after a week, they greenlit the film.

Revealing mistakes: When Helen removes Charles from the tub and wheels him out of the bathroom, he moves his leg.

Madea: [after typing a bunch of numbers on the calculator, carelessly] Girl, that man owe you 64 billion, 283 million, 974 trillion, 5 thousand, and 20 dollars and 82 cents.

User Review

Movie Sends Out a Message

Rating: 10/10

Too many critics are taking this movie TOO seriously and I believe it is not Mr. Perry's intent. The movie is to keep the audience attracted by inserting comical twists and turns throughout - therefore, the use of Madea. Additionally, the movie explains issues within the black family while applying a spiritual message and lesson. Although it is apparent that the target audience was the black family who has additionally supported Mr. Perry's theatrical career, MY family and I equally enjoyed it and feel it could be applied to our culture and ethnic group as well. I am now interested in seeing more Tyler Perry movies and plays with my family. The issues that face our society are not color blind.