Diary of a Mad Black Woman 2005

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Critics Consensus

Tyler Perry's successful play can't make the move to the screen; this mix of slapstick, melodrama and spirituality lacks a consistent tone.

16%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 115

87%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 89,163

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Diary of a Mad Black Woman Photos

Movie Info

After 18 years of marriage to lawyer Charles (Steve Harris), Helen (Kimberly Elise) is shocked when he announces he's ending their marriage and shacking up with Brenda (Lisa Marcos). Helen retreats to the house of her grandmother Madea (Tyler Perry), who helps her destroy much of Charles' property, earning her house arrest. While Charles prepares for the trial of a corrupt client, Helen is courted by Orlando (Shemar Moore), an affectionate moving man with strong Christian values.

Cast & Crew

Kimberly Elise
Helen McCarter
Steve Harris
Charles McCarter
Tyler Perry
Brian (as Madea)
Vic Avilles
Party Guest
Mike Upton
Co-Producer
Roger M. Bobb
First Assistant Director
David Claessen
Cinematographer
Terilyn A. Shropshire
Editor
Ina Mayhew
Production Designer
Joseph Litsch
Set Director
Show all Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Critic Reviews for Diary of a Mad Black Woman

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (97)

Audience Reviews for Diary of a Mad Black Woman

  • Dec 02, 2011
    Diary of a Mad Black Woman is hilarious, but why can't he make a whole movie on Madea instead of these dramas. The plot is the same old Tyler Perry dramatic black woman movie, a woman has marital problems and gets herself a new man, and side clips of the always hilarious Madea. The cast was okay, I love Tyler Perry as Madea and Joe, and the rest of the cast plays average roles. This movie has some well done moments and hilarious moments, but its the same old Tyler Perry film, and it was his first one ever, so there was more to come, but I seriously hate the dramtic portion of these films, I just wish he would make a full comedy on Madea.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 01, 2011
    i have to give credibility to some of the actors, and it's script also, but the real good thing in this film is the comedy in this movie and the real success for the movie to be hillarious and fun to watch is madea, played by tyler perry in a woman's outfit. i mean his performance is hillarious, nonstop comic funny, and hysterical as madea. however, it can be too dramatic when it's not suppose to, and two actors act like real a-holes. but again, this is a funny, hillarious movie cause of madea. B
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2011
    The movie comes off as a cliche of marriage and spirituality and doesn't go as deep as its premise invites it to. However, Madea herself is so funny and (in a very odd way)charming you can't help but love her.
    Matt P Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2011
    Diary of a Mad Black Woman is hilarious, but why can't he make a whole movie on Madea instead of these dramas. The plot is the same old Tyler Perry dramatic black woman movie, a woman has marital problems and gets herself a new man, and side clips of the always hilarious Madea. The cast was okay, I love Tyler Perry as Madea and Joe, and the rest of the cast plays average roles. This movie has some well done moments and hilarious moments, but its the same old Tyler Perry film, and it was his first one ever, so there was more to come, but I seriously hate the dramtic portion of these films, I just wish he would make a full comedy on Madea.
    Jim C Super Reviewer

Diary of a Mad Black Woman Quotes

Movie & TV guides