Four couples find themselves struggling to save their marriages once again on their annual marriage retreat, while each of them battle through financial, physical, mental, and emotional issues.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 3.2/10 (4,256 voted)
Critic's Score: 43/100
Stars: Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott
Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.
Richard T. Jones
Michael Jai White
Louis Gossett Jr.
Nia Iman Muhammad
Marriage is an institution they're committed to.
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Release Date: 2 April 2010
Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $29,289,537
(4 April 2010)
(6 June 2010)
Did You Know?
Janet Jackson first learned of her pop-star brother, Michael's death on June 25th, 2009, while filming this movie.
The scene where Angela confronts the gardener in her bedroom with the pistol, she waves the pistol around with the barrel clearly visible and the slide to the rear, which indicates that the chamber and magazine are both empty. Moments later she fires another shot, but has not reloaded the pistol.
You start all of my arguments.
You and that book! You just have all the answers, don't you?
A painfully poor reprisal
The first installment in this series was decent enough to spark my
interest in checking out the sequel. Unfortunately, Why Did I Get
Married Too was a sub-par attempt to reprise Perry's previous venture
in couples therapy. There were a few redeemable aspects of the movie,
namely, some of the characters have been further developed. The new
aspects of their relationship dynamics made it interesting to see how
their lives have changed. Also appreciated are the moments of bare
sincerity in the dialogue. There are a few scenes where a husband and
wife could be seen having a believable, vulnerable discussion about the
impact of individual choices on their relationship without the bravado
of over-the-top displays.
Sadly, any redeemable parts of this film were heavily flanked in
overwrought dramatic scenes in an effort to create meaningful turning
points, and mostly uncomfortable attempts at humor. It's as if Perry
thought that hearty laughter from the characters in the more comedic
scenes would somehow make the scene funnier; the mission was not
accomplished. Also, Perry decided to have the movie be more dependent
on Janet Jackson's character as the center pin of the plot, which is an
unfortunate shift because she simply doesn't have the skills to
deliver. While she is more highly emotive throughout this film, she
isn't believable. It just left you feeling uncomfortable watching it
happen. To make matters worst, the scene transitions felt abrupt, like
you were being yanked by the collar from one end of a room to another.
On a more pitiful note, there were several lines and scenes that were
way too close to those from the movies Boomerang, Soul Food, and
Unfaithful. It's one thing to have a trite storyline; it's a whole
other issue when scenes are taken from other movies and executed so
similarly to the original that the forerunner immediately comes to the
viewer's mind. This kind of poorly-done mimicry leaves you feeling
duped by and embarrassed for the person attempting it. The worst part
was the ending, which felt rushed and forced. Perry is certainly
invested in happy endings, but this was insulting to the characters and
Overall, the only reason I continued to watch the movie was not because
it was in any way worth it, but because I have a sometimes silly desire
to finish what I've started. I hope that Perry soon decides to employ
screenwriters to broaden the scope of what seems to be a one-man show
and production because movie scriptwriting requires a level of skill
that he has not yet polished.