Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
Critic 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.
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Critic Reviews for Diary of a Mad Black Woman
It's never less than watchable, a bizarre hybrid that somehow works as a whole, even though its various components don't mesh.
It's a cheap melodrama that presses all the right sentimental buttons.
Perry doesn't have any delusions of artistry, and potentially, at least, that's refreshing. But any points he earns for lack of pretense are immediately gobbled up by his lack of subtlety.
Raucous and overwrought, the movie is still a hoot to watch and even more fun to talk back to.
The material comes off as a serious miscalculation in Perry and director Darren Grant's film adaptation.
Audience Reviews for Diary of a Mad Black Woman
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.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman Is about A couple who been married for 18 years and then Charles drop a some really bad news on Helen. He is divorcing her so he could marry another women. At first the mother in law does everything in her power to get back at Charles. Helen could trust any other man. Will Helen trust men again or will she be alone for her rest of her life. Pros Good acting and plot. Some funny parts. cons i did not like the mother in law only worth a rent