Meet The Browns (2008)

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Critic Consensus: Angela Bassett's considerable charms can't compensate for Meet the Browns' incessant melodrama and scattered narrative threads.


Movie Info

Prolific playwright Tyler Perry adapts his popular stage play of the same name in this family-oriented comedy concerning a desperate mother who connects with the family she never knew. Brenda is a single Chicago mother of three who has been struggling for years to keep her kids off of the streets. Suddenly let go from her job with no warning to speak of, the eternally optimistic mother begins to experience a suffocating sense of hopelessness for the very first time in her life. When Brenda … More

Rating: PG-13 (for drug content, language including sexual references, thematic elements and brif violence)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tyler Perry
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 1, 2008
Box Office: $41.9M
Runtime:
Lionsgate Films - Official Site

Cast


as Joe/Madea

as Brenda Brown

as Michael

as Harry

as Cora Brown

as Mildred

as Bus Driver

as Michael Brown Sr.

as LeRoy Brown

as Lena Brown

as Gang Member No.1

as Samuel

as Supervisor

as Power Company Worker

as News Reporter

as News Reporter

as NBA Coach

as Press Member No.1

as Press Memeber No.2

as Richard

as Carnival Worker
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Critic Reviews for Meet The Browns

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (19)

The importance of faith, church, kin, staying off drugs, sharing food, repenting from sin, forgiving sinners, appreciating a good black man, rejecting a bad one, and honoring black matriarchy is enumerated with typical, reassuring Perry broadness.

Full Review… | March 26, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Unlike Diary, the drama here is buoyant enough to handle the contrast of its too-silly slapstick.

Full Review… | March 25, 2008
Village Voice
Top Critic

Meet the Browns is packed with raucous dinner-table banter and broad double takes; sometimes the gags are funny, but usually they're just trying too hard.

Full Review… | March 24, 2008
Salon.com
Top Critic

Getting to the end is more chore than treat.

Full Review… | November 14, 2013
TheFilmFile.com

Of the many talented black actresses given a rare chance to shine thanks to Perry's films, [Angela Bassett] is possibly the most talented.

Full Review… | February 6, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

After taking some steps toward maturity and shades of grey in his last film, Perry takes a step backward, retreating to broad schtick and black-and-white formula.

Full Review… | March 29, 2009
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for Meet The Browns

½

Meet the Browns is another Tyler Perry film that seems to be so dramatic that people thinks its amazing, but it was just ok for me, its got good acting and an pretty good storyline, but overall it was just an ok movie for me.

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Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

Meet The Browns is yet another good film from Tyler Perry. I love the Tyler Perry films with Madea...you can always count on quality and a good message. I love Angela Bassett whom shines as a single working mother in Chicago of 3 children. No assistance and getting into some financial problems...enters the Browns...what a crazy family. The Browns help Angela and her children find that family are strong together and can make things all work out.

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Mason Williams

Super Reviewer

½

Meet the Browns is another Tyler Perry film that seems to be so dramatic that people thinks its amazing, but it was just ok for me, its got good acting and an pretty good storyline, but overall it was just an ok movie for me.

Bradley Wright
Bradley Wright

Super Reviewer

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