Movie Review: Madea Goes to Jail.  

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Starring: Tyler Perry, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Derek Luke, Tamela J. Mann, Vanessa Ferlito.
Rating: PG-13 for for mature thematic material, drug content, some violence and sexual situations.
Grade: B-

After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea in front of the judge, her reprieve is short-lived as anger management issues get the best of her and land her in jail. A gleeful Joe couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But Madea's eccentric family members the Browns rally behind her, lending their special "country" brand of support. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway is on the fast track to career success. But Hardaway lands a case too personal to handle - defending young prostitute and former drug addict Candace Washington - and asks his fiancée and fellow ADA Linda Holmes to fill in on his behalf. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young woman, protecting her in a "motherly" way as only Madea can.

I haven't watched any of Tyler Perry's plays and I haven't watched all of Madea's movies but I want to and so I netflixed this movie. The thing about Tyler Perry movies is they're all feel good movies. Like Disney movies for adults. There's always the drama, the heart warming message and hilarious characters that crack you the hell up. This movie is no different. There are laughs, there are tear jerking scenes and there are characters that make you want to befriend them.

And then there is Madea.

Oh goodness, watching Madea in action again is always worth sitting through a couple of hours of a movie. Madea is the reason why I watch these movies and Madea is the reason why I will continue to do so. She delivers the laughs at the same time that she's delivering the make you think and consider your life stuff.

This movie wasn't as funny as the other movies that I've seen but it's still a good addition to the Madea movies. I enjoyed getting to know the characters as their problems and lives played across the small screen. This movie seriously pulls at your heart strings at the same time that it's tickling your funny bone. I think that all Madea fans will enjoy this movie but I don't think that it's for everyone. I recommend this to fans of movies like Friday, Why Did I Get Married? and other movies like those.

For me, it was good stuff but not the best stuff!

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We watched this one. Madea cracks me up.

I love watching Madea's movies!

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