Madea Goes to Jail 2009

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail

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Divided between sincere melodrama and populist comedy, Madea Goes to Jail fails to provide enough laughs -- or screen time -- for its titular heroine.

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After a high-speed car chase, Madea (Tyler Perry) winds up behind bars because her quick temper gets the best of her. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Josh Hardaway (Derek Luke) lands a case that's too personal to handle: that of a young prostitute and former drug addict named Candace (Keshia Knight Pulliam). When Candace winds up in jail, Madea takes the young woman under her protective wing.

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  • May 03, 2008
    One of my favorites from Tyler Perry! You get your typical life lessons with a lot of laughs. There is Also some very good acting and singing in this one. Everyone would laugh at this movie.
    Jarrin R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 13, 2007
    Some funny moments, but it seemed like Madea was in it less often than I expected and it was very much focused toward a Christian aspect. I felt like I was being preached at rather than being entertained.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2007
    <FONT FACE="Maiandra GD " SIZE="-1"> Pointless.... Disturbing.... It's so bad, my face hurts from laughing while crying. Wonder how this can be classed as a film?
    Alexander C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 08, 2007
    I loved this Movie. Secretly bought even a DVD.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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