Meet the Browns

March 21, 2008 0 By Fans
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Plot

A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father — a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 3.4/10 (3,940 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director:
Tyler Perry

Stars: Tamela J. Mann, Angela Bassett, Tyler Perry

Storyline
A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father — a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

Cast:

Tyler Perry

Madea
/
Joe


David Mann

Mr. Brown


Tamela J. Mann

Cora Brown

(as Tamela Mann)


Angela Bassett

Brenda


Lance Gross

Michael


Chloe Bailey

Tosha


Mariana Tolbert

Lena


Rick Fox

Harry


Sofía Vergara

Cheryl


Irma P. Hall

Mildred


Frankie Faison

L.B.


Margaret Avery

Sarah


Jenifer Lewis

Vera


Lamman Rucker

Will


Kristopher Lofton

Calvin

Taglines:
You can't choose your family, you can only pack accordingly.



Details

Official Website:
Lions Gate Entertainment [United States] |

Release Date: 21 March 2008

Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Opening Weekend: $20,082,809
(USA)
(23 March 2008)
(2006 Screens)

Gross: $41,939,392
(USA)
(4 May 2008)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

David Mann (Leroy) and Tamela J. Mann (Cora) are in reality, married. Tamela is only two months older than David.

Goofs:

Revealing mistakes:
During the scene of the end of the police chase, Madea (Tyler Perry), is placed in the back of a cruiser. At the end of the scene, you clearly see Tyler Perry laughing and the cruiser stop during the cut.

Quotes:

Brenda Brown:
I can pay you back now… for all you did for us. The house, the move, everything.

Harry:
You don't get it, do you?

Brenda Brown:
Get what?

Harry:
I didn't do all of that so you could pay me back.

Brenda Brown:
I'm sorry. I'm just so used to being taken advantage of and…

Harry:
Yeah, that you don't even know when somebody loves you!

Brenda Brown:
Love me?

Harry:
Yeah. Tell Mike I said congratulations.

Brenda Brown:
Hey, what if I told you I love you too? But I got scared for a second, but I'd rather be scared and with you than be not scared and not have you.

Harry:
Why would I scare you?
[…]



User Review

HONESTLY, what was so bad about this film to get such a harsh rating?

Rating: 6/10


My theater that I work at got Meet the Browns, I have never ever seen a
Tyler Perry movie, so this would be my first. But I didn't see it
opening weekend and it took me a while to decide to see the movie,
because of one thing, the rating on IMDb. Usually most of the ratings
on the movies are pretty accurate. But when I finally decided to just
go ahead and watch the movie, I have to say that I am very much
disgusted with the rating here. I just don't understand why people are
being so harsh with this movie, I felt like it was just a decent and
uplifting film. I agree the stereotypes are bit much, but I've seen oh
so much worse. Angela Bassett, who must of made a deal with the devil
to look that good at 50, pulls in a great and heart felt performance as
a mom who is just trying to do right by her kids despite the hard times
she's facing.

Brenda is a single mom in Chicago who is just struggling like crazy to
take care of her three kids, trying to do the right thing, she looses
her job, her electricity has been shut off, she's being judged by
everyone, and the dad of her son just refuses to pay any child support
what so ever. But when she finds out that her dad(who she never met)
died, she and the kids go down to Georgia for the funeral, and she
finds out that he gave her a house, which her family and a handsome
family friend pull together to put her dreams back into place and to
give her star basketball son a great future.

Meet the Browns is just generally a good film, there are things that
are a little off key, but it's all good. This film made me laugh, it
made me cry, and it made me remember how lucky I am to have family and
friends who love me and how I love them as well. The ending is just
such a relief and makes you think about the good things in life that
make it worth living. I would recommend Meet the Browns, it's a fun
film that I'm sure will make you feel good, please ignore the harsh
rating, this is a totally misjudged film.

6/10