Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family Poster

Release Date: April 22nd, 2011

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2011

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 Mann, Isaiah Mustafa

Director: Tyler Perry

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Tyler Perry Company

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • Stuffed to the gills with Perry's mix of the sacred and the silly and a serious dose of self-help for the self-absorbed. 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

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