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Title: Madea's Big Happy Family

Year Of Release: 2011

Review Date: September 30, 2011

Rating: PG-13

Running time: 106 minutes

Box Office Gross: $53,345,287

Site Rating: 6 out of 10 stars

"Madea's Big Happy Family" is the story of Madea's big crazy family, struggling with various problems. Loretta Devine, stars as "Shirley" a family matriarch dying from cancer and wanting her family together for a nice meal, where she can give them the bad news, after being given weeks to live. 

However, Shirley's family, comprised of her adult children, have many problems that range from martial trouble to a past secret incident of molestation, resulting in each attempt at a dinner, descending into fights. This film is sad, but brings up topics people struggle with everyday. 

While the Celluloid Film Review is no fan of LionsGate, the distributor of "Madea's Big Happy Family" due to the company's unethical conduct in a number of issues, which have ventured into unlawful territory, Perry has been taking a lot of undeserved flack for his work that has been labeled buffoonery. This was a good film and contrary to what some think, there are people in the black community like some of the characters therein that have been deemed "embarrassing." Why should they be underrepresented. 

It reminds me of small controversies, regarding some Jewish people not liking the sitcom "The Nanny" due to the stereotypes it contained (but the funny character had a good, kind heart and was very giving) and some Anglo-Saxons being embarrassed by "Married With Children." Well, sorry white people, I can't help you with "Married With Children" but now you know how we (black people) feel when we see "Flavor Of Love." 


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