DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011
Length: 106 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, language and some mature thematic material
Tyler Perry wrote, directed and coproduced this film, in which he also dons a dress and a wig and appears in his signature role of Madea. This movie reprises the same mixture of broad comedy and tear-jerking melodrama Perry has successfully used in several previous efforts. This time around, the central character is Madea's niece, Shirley (Loretta Devine), who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Shirley gets Aunt Bam (Cassi Davis) and Madea to help assemble her dysfunctional family, but tensions flare and secrets come out. One of Shirley's sons-in-law is played by Old Spice pitchman Isaiah Mustafa.
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