General Information

Glossary: I
Released Year: 2009
Runtime: 113 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Directors: Tyler Perry
Writers: Tyler Perry
Casts: Taraji P. Henson, Brian J. White, Mary J. Blige, Tyler Perry, Adam Rodríguez, Gladys Knight
IMDB: I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009) - IMDB

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: 4.3


Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's probably the impresario's best-made movie yet, his most joyful, and his most moving.
Boston Globe - Ty Burr
It’s the best Tyler Perry movie to date - the writer/director/actor/mogul’s most confident and competent mixture of uplifting black middle-class melodrama and low-down comedy.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Carrie Rickey
A double shot of Saturday-night lowdown chased by a cheery chug of Sunday-morning uplift.
Los Angeles Times - Unnamed
What works best, though, is that it's practically an R&B/gospel musical.
The A.V. Club - Nathan Rabin
With Bad, Perry is savvy enough to let riveting musical numbers by ringers like Gladys Knight and Mary J. Blige--along with Henson’s deeply empathetic performance--carry the film’s feverish emotions more than his characteristically ham-fisted screenplay.

I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids.