Madea's Big Happy Family: The Play

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  • NR
  • 2010
  • 2 hr 33 min
  • 4.7  (1,114)

Madea's Big Happy Family: The Play is a 2010 American comedy-drama film directed by Tyler Perry. It is the tenth film in the Madea series and is based on Perry's play of the same name. The film features Perry in the role of Madea, a wise-cracking, elderly African-American woman who dispenses tough love and wisdom to her family and friends.

The story revolves around Shirley, a mother of three adult children, who has just received some devastating news from her doctor. She is suffering from a terminal illness and has only a few weeks to live. In an attempt to bring her family together to confront the situation, Shirley invites them all to her house for a dinner party.

Madea, who is Shirley's aunt, is the central character of the film, and provides much of the comedy relief. Her no-nonsense attitude and hilarious antics keep the film entertaining, even in the midst of the serious topics being addressed. Cassi Davis portrays Aunt Bam, Madea's best friend and partner in crime, who also contributes to the humor of the film.

Shirley's children - Kimberly, Tammy, and Byron - all have their own personal problems which are explored throughout the film. Kimberly is a successful lawyer who is struggling with the decision to have a child with her cheating husband. Tammy is a single mother who is trying to raise her children while dealing with an abusive ex-husband. Byron is a drug addict who has just been released from prison and is struggling to stay clean.

The film also introduces two new characters - Madea's great-niece Tamika, played by Chandra Currelley-Young, and her boyfriend Harold, played by David Mann. Tamika is a rebellious teenager who is on the verge of getting kicked out of school, while Harold is a mild-mannered man who is intimidated by the strong personalities of Madea and Aunt Bam.

As the night progresses, the tensions between Shirley's children come to a head, and secrets are revealed that threaten to tear the family apart. Madea and Aunt Bam step in to offer words of wisdom and tough love, and the family finally comes together to support Shirley in her final days.

The film deals with a number of serious themes, including death, illness, infidelity, abuse, and addiction. Despite these heavy topics, the film maintains a humorous tone throughout, thanks to the performances of Perry, Davis, and the rest of the cast.

The film was a commercial success, grossing over $53 million worldwide, and was praised for its strong performances and heartfelt message. It is a worthy addition to the Madea series, and a must-watch for fans of Tyler Perry's brand of comedy-drama.

Madea's Big Happy Family: The Play is a 2010 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.

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    4.7  (1,114)