Prolific playwright Tyler Perry adapts his popular stage play of the same name in this family-oriented comedy concerning a desperate mother who connects with the family she never knew. Brenda is a single Chicago mother of three who has been struggling for years to keep her kids off of the streets. Suddenly let go from her job with no warning to speak of, the eternally optimistic mother begins to experience a suffocating sense of hopelessness for the very first time in her life. When Brenda receives a death notice claiming that the father she has never met has passed away, she quickly gathers up the kids and sets out for Georgia to attend the funeral. Upon arriving in the Deep South, the once fretful mother is pleasantly surprised to discover that there is a whole side of the family she never knew existed. A crass but good-natured clan that welcomes Brenda and her children with open arms, the Browns' lazy summer afternoons and frequent trips to the county fair offer a much-needed contrast to the stress of surviving in inner city Chicago. Writer/director/actor Perry reprises his role as indomitable, law-breaking grandmother Madea in a comedy that proves sometimes second chances come when you least expect it.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 100min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/21/2008
- DVD Release Date: 07/01/2008
- Distributor(s): Lionsgate
Frankie R. Faison
- Themes: Mothers and Sons,Small-Town Life,Fired or Laid-Off,Death in the Family,Family Gatherings,Single Parents
- Tone: Bittersweet,Heartwarming,Intimate,Poignant,Sentimental
city, family, job-loss, mother, south
- Country of Origin: USA (03-21-2008)
- Language: English