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Why Did I Get Married? (2007)



Average Rating: 5.5/10
Reviews Counted: 42
Fresh: 19 | Rotten: 23

Despite some poignant observations on modern marriages, Why Did I Get Married? is too preachy and melodramatic.


Average Rating: 5.1/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 9

Despite some poignant observations on modern marriages, Why Did I Get Married? is too preachy and melodramatic.



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Movie Info

A couple (Tyler Perry and Janet Jackson) that goes on a therapeutic annual winter vacation designed to help couples work through their marital problems in a group setting finds the usual routine thrown into chaos when one of the wives arrives with a sexy young temptress in tow. Now, as the Colorado snow falls gently outside of their window, one couple will experience a bout with infidelity that will cause the entire group to question the validity of their own respective marriages. Diary of a Mad


Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy

Tyler Perry

Jun 27, 2006


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All Critics (45) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (23) | DVD (5)

Faulting Tyler Perry for his nonsensical, melodramatic plots is a little like accusing Douglas Sirk of using too much color.

October 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Amid the shout-downs over adultery, male power, and the agony of coping with a child's death, one performance glistens -- Jill Scott's as the sad, heavyset Sheila, who locates the faith that's the source of love.

October 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comment (1)
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None of these flaws will matter much to Perry's devoted audiences, whose support has enabled him to virtually build a media empire.

October 16, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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Despite the improbable ease of pic's genteel psychoanalysis, the characters are thesped with enough depth and emotional investment to make their problems feel legit.

October 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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[Perry] makes it easy on us, mostly by letting his cast do what it wants.

October 15, 2007 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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Perry, so adept at giving fans of his touring plays an evening that spans the entertainment gamut, once again delivers something for everyone.

October 15, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Made up largely of Statements and less of character arcs or human psychology.

February 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Isn't there anything better for the urban-marketed movies than this dreck?

August 28, 2008 Full Review Source: | Comments (2)

Unfortunately, for all its superficial entertainment value, Perry-ites won't recognize much of Why Did I Get Married? And in this case, a lack of familiarity just may breed contempt.

March 1, 2008 Full Review Source:

A simple, feeble-minded film with a high-school-level screenplay.

October 23, 2007 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

Tyler Perry's latest comedy has adult themes.

October 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

There's such an overriding sense of soap opera that I kept expecting a commercial break.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Why Did I Get Married covers a lot of emotional and cultural ground in its two hours.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

...the characters are less cardboard, the dialogue less awkward than in some of Perry's other movies...

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Perry's film made me laugh frequently and whole-heartedly; more so than any theatrically released American film has in many months.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Critic-proof, many-hatted Tyler Perry has done it again: delivered an overreaching and overexpositional melodrama that opened at No. 1.

October 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Comments (3)
Christian Science Monitor

Incredible star Jill Scott is the one to watch in "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?" The show is a star vehicle for Scott and an intelligent, entertaining dramedy.

October 17, 2007 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

It's alarming that American film critics alienate themselves from the aspects of Perry's films that should be universal.

October 17, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Press | Comments (8)
New York Press

The real question for me about Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? came about 30 minutes into the film: 'Why am I watching this movie?'

October 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Comments (3)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

'Can these marriages be saved?' is the recurring theme raised by this alternately enlightening and entertaining Tyler Perry tour de force.

October 15, 2007 Full Review Source:

Perry's films are review-proof and he knows it.

October 15, 2007 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Why Did I Get Married?

Tasha Smith with her sword like words were so freaking awesome. I simply loved this movie. It's not only entertaining but also there were a lot of things to learn from it. As it's pretty much related to real life. It's like educating yourself about marriage.
November 18, 2010
Dead Angel

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amidst the pop psychology and well worn characatures there lies some wonderful ensemble performances that are breezy and very human. Add to this some wonderful overall performances by Jill Scott and Janet Jackson (who knew??) and you've got a commendable film that made me both laugh and cry.

While being a bit preachy in its overtly and overy religious underpinnings, if you can manage to get past it and simply watch the performances you will be rewarded and entertained - the goal of any film (except perhaps for one that strives to bring you in to the flock).
June 15, 2009
paul sandberg

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This movie is indeed a golden gem of a treat. For all of you who have ever asked themselves the question or have questioned a relationship that you are in altogether should see this.
You will not be disappointed no matter what race you are...PLEASE SEE THIS! As I am typing this up I am on my way out the door to see it again!
June 21, 2010

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