Why Did I Get Married? (2007)



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

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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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material, sexual references and language)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
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Written By: Tyler Perry
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 27, 2006
Box Office: $55.2M
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Critic Reviews for Why Did I Get Married?

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (13)

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.

Full Review… | October 17, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
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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.

Full Review… | October 16, 2007
Top Critic

[Perry] makes it easy on us, mostly by letting his cast do what it wants.

Full Review… | October 15, 2007
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.

Full Review… | October 15, 2007
New York Daily News
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Here's what filmmaker Tyler Perry does well: featuring characters not traditionally seen in movies. Here's where he could use some help: in toning down some grossly over-the-top dramatics.

Full Review… | October 15, 2007
Chicago Tribune
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Audience Reviews for Why Did I Get Married?


This one came up on Netflix as a rom com. Definitely more of a drama, though there were some amusing characters and situations (notably, Angela and her temper).
It deals with four married couples and their issues as they gather at a retreat for a holiday. I did struggle to keep straight who was who at times, particularly with the men.
It has a long run time of two hours, so it says a lot that it doesn't wear out its welcome.
The most sympathetic character was Sheila . I really felt sorry for her and loathed her husband. What a pig!
As others have commented, the religious undertones do get a bit much. Particularly right at the end, but I could live with it. I was just relieved they didn't have Diane popping out an unwanted second child to keep her husband happy. That does seem the norm in this genre, so I was waiting for it. Half a star added for a bit of thinking outside of the usual!
Good strong female characters and beautiful scenery with the snow.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


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.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer


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).

paul sandberg

Super Reviewer

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