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PG-13| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
When Shirley (Loretta Devine), Madea's niece, receives distressing news about her health, the only thing she wants is her family gathered around her. However, Shirley's three adult children (Shad "Bow Wow" Moss, Shannon Kane, Natalie Desselle-Reid) are too preoccupied with their own troubled lives to pay attention to their mother. It is up to Madea (Tyler Perry), with the help of rowdy Aunt Bam (Cassi Davis), to bring the clan together and help Shirley deal with her crisis.

Cast: Tyler Perry , Shad "Bow Wow" Moss , Loretta Devine , Cassi Davis , Lauren London , David Mann , Tamela Brown Mann , Isaiah Mustafa

Director: Tyler Perry

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

Release Date: April 22nd, 2011|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • Perry's characters have always been drawn with broad strokes, as heroes or villains. In this case, all the villains are young women, and all the young women in this film-without exception--are monstrous. show more

  • The film is best appreciated as a showcase for the hugely popular titular character, with Perry tearing into the role with hugely entertaining comic gusto. show more

  • As an insult comic, Madea has gone the way of her low-hanging bosom. There's little pleasure in watching her go off, and Perry's direction is reliably drab: Sitcom setups dominate, with strange blown-out lighting occasionally swapped in for the flat tones of a WB soundstage. show more

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  • October 23, 2011 colehewett
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    funny and at times wholesome movie good for watching as a group!

  • October 12, 2011 bg00000000103327
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    Tyler Perry really steps up his game in this one...perfect blend of comedy, drama, and spirituality...fantastic watch!!!

  • July 03, 2011 bie053197
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    Hilariously funny... beautiful messages

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