Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail Poster

Release Date: February 20th, 2009

DVD Release Date: June 27th, 2006

PG-13|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
After a high-speed car chase, Madea (Tyler Perry) winds up behind bars because her quick temper gets the best of her. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Josh Hardaway (Derek Luke) lands a case that's too personal to handle: that of a young prostitute and former drug addict named Candace (Keshia Knight Pulliam). When Candace winds up in jail, Madea takes the young woman under her protective wing.

Cast: Tyler Perry, Derek Luke, Keshia Knight Pulliam, David Mann, Tamela Mann, RonReaco Lee, Ion Overman, Vanessa Ferlito

Director: Tyler Perry

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Tyler Perry Company

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: 2000s, Temptation, Endearing, Rivalry, Car, Quest, Madcap, Brother, Daughter, Prison

Ratings & Reviews

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  • For all its staleness, the melodramatic main story does contain enough good acting and resonant scenes. show more

  • There is, however, Viola Davis, who might win an Oscar tomorrow for her one scene in "Doubt." Her part here - a minister combing the street for crack-whores to rescue - is about three times as large. show more

  • If the movie is a mess, it's a purposeful mess, cannily, if not artfully, pushing all the right buttons to ensure Perry will be back for another round. show more

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