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Diary of a Mad Black Woman the Movie DVD 1 of 1
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40714142
UPC: 031398177494
UPC 14: 00031398177494
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Charles, a powerful attorney, and helen, a devoted housewife, seem to have everything: money, beautiful mansion - the american dream. But as they prepare to celebrate their 20th anniversary, helen's picture perfect life is about to take an unexpected turn. Charles wants to divorce her for her best friend.
Editor's Note
Genres and genders collide in this unusual mix of Christian soap opera and raunchy cross-dressing comedy. Tyler Perry adapts his own play--one of a series wherein he personally portrays Grandma Madea, an overweight, no-nonsense, old, Christian, African-American woman. In DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN, the main character is Helen (Kimberly Elise), whose wealthy, abusive husband Charles (Steve Harris) kicks her out of their mansion after 18 years of marriage. Luckily Grandma Madea is there to offer some tough love. When a gangster's bullet later makes Charles a cripple, Helen has to decide between love (i.e. wreaking Madea-sanctioned old testament vengeance) and Christian duty. The movie then progresses in two directions: the well-acted dramatic side, with Helen getting her life together thanks to the love of the dreamy Orlando (YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS star Shemar Moore) and her hospitalized momma (Cecily Tyson); and the go-for-broke humor side, with Harris whooping it up in unfettered glee as the chainsaw-wielding, pistol-packing Madea (he also plays several other roles). Whatever one's take on the oddness of the combination, there is no denying the power of Perry's unique mixture of cross-dressing outrageousness and Christian good intent, or the fine acting talent of the entire cast.
Video Features DVD, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby, English, Spanish, Subtitled
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Lions Gate
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/14/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 116 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 17749
Video UPC UPC: 00031398177494
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Kimberly Elise
Video Cast Info Shemar Moore
Video Cast Info Steve Harris
Video Cast Info Tyler Perry
Video Cast Info Camara Kambon - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Darren Gant - Director
Video Cast Info David Claessen - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Ina Mayhew - Production Designer
Video Cast Info John Dellaverson, et. al. - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Reuben Cannon, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Terilyn A. Shropshire - Editor
Video Cast Info Tyler Perry - Based On Play By
Video Cast Info Tyler Perry - Writer


MTV Award (2005)
   Video Award Name Tyler Perry, Nominee, Breakthrough Male

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"Distinguishing it from mainstream Hollywood fare is its unusual blend of melodrama, comedy, revenge fantasy and a morality play, with an uplifting spiritual underpinning throughout." 02/25/2005 p.9E

Entertainment Weekly
"[Perry] pumps his cliches so full of hot air that they stay aloft even as you're laughing at their brazenness." 03/04/2005 p.49-50

San Francisco Examiner 3 of 10
In short, it's the diary of a mess. Surely some filmgoers will find affirmation in the film's messag - Christy Lemire

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Elise,Kimberly
Product attributeLabel:   Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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