Meet the Browns

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"Check your baggage at the door."
  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 4.5  (7,247)
  • 45

Meet the Browns is a 2008 American comedy-drama film which was directed by Tyler Perry. The movie is based on the play of the same name, which depicts the life of a struggling single mother who moves to a new city in search of a better life for herself and her children. The film revolves around Brenda Brown (played by Angela Bassett), who is a single mother of three living in Chicago. After losing her job and being evicted from her home, Brenda decides to take her kids to Georgia to attend the funeral of her father whom she never met.

Brenda is apprehensive about the trip as she had never met her father and is uncertain about how she will be received by her father's side of the family. To her surprise, upon arriving in Georgia, Brenda and her kids are embraced by the Brown family, who are warm and hospitable.

The Brown family is led by Madea's cousin, Madea being one of the iconic characters created by Tyler Perry. The Browns are a loving but quirky family, that owns a run-down diner, and all seem to have their unique struggles. Among the myriad of characters that make up the Brown family, there is Cora (Tamela J. Mann), a religious and energetic woman, and Leroy (David Mann), Cora's husband, who has been out of work and hiding from bill collectors.

As the family gets to know Brenda and her children, they offer her assistance in finding a job, a place to live and even help with her children's schooling. Gradually, Brenda begins to see how the Browns are a good reflection of the father she never knew.

Meanwhile, Brenda's children, who have had a troubled past and have grown up in a tough Chicago neighborhood are quickly becoming fond of the Browns and make some new friends. In the course of the movie, the children learn valuable lessons in community, friendship, and loyalty.

Throughout the movie, there are several subplots that deal with the various characters in the Brown family. The movie also deals with themes such as the importance of family, forgiveness, and overcoming hardship.

The movie has a strong comedic element to it with quirky characters that are both endearing and funny. There are several moments of comedy, snappy dialogue, and plenty of laughs throughout the film.

The cast is superb, and it is the performances by Angela Bassett and Tamela J. Mann that make the movie stand out. Both actors are compelling, and their ability to embody their individual characters adds depth and authenticity to the movie.

Meet the Browns is a well-rounded movie that combines elements of comedy, drama, and inspiration that will leave the audience entertained and uplifted. While the movie deals with the harsh realities of life such as money problems, and single parenting, it carries a relatable message of hope and perseverance that is touching and inspiring.

Overall, Meet the Browns is a feel-good movie with a heartwarming story that will leave the audience walking out of the cinema satisfied, and eager to recommend it to others.

Meet the Browns is a 2008 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5 and a MetaScore of 45.

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