Released Year: 2005
Runtime: 116 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Directors: Darren Grant
Writers: Tyler Perry, Tyler Perry
Casts: Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Tyler Perry, Shemar Moore, Lisa Marcos, Tamara Taylor, Cicely Tyson, Terrell Carter, Carol Mitchell-leon, Avery Knight, Vickie Eng, Tiffany Evans, Gary Anthony Sturgis, Bart Hansard, Chandra Currelley-Young
IMDB: Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 5.1
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3.9
USA Today -
While the jokes are obvious and the romance formulaic, a good-natured sensibility saves the film from being too hokey. The individual parts may not work, but the sum remains entertaining.
San Francisco Chronicle -
Harris and particularly Elise give over-the-top performances that bring Diary to the edge of soap opera.
Boston Globe -
Blows to the head are delivered with more subtlety than the message of Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
Baltimore Sun -
This is a movie that falls short only because it insists on grabbing for so much.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
Helen McCarter has everything a woman wants: a nice house and rich husband. However after her husband Charles throws her out of the house after admitting to an affair a distraught Helen turns to her mother, grandmother Madea and cousin Brian who take her in and turn back to God. Helen learns for the first time in her life to stand up on her two feet and is ready to remove herself from her relationship with Charles and move on with Orlando. But when her husband is almost killed by a vengeful client, Helen wonders if she has the heart to forgive him despite everything.