Why Did I Get Married?

2007

Why Did I Get Married?

Critics Consensus

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

46%

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Total Count: 41

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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 Black Woman mastermind Tyler Perry writes, produces, directs, and stars in this comedy drama that explores the complexities of modern marriage. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Janet Jackson
as Patricia
Jill Scott
as Shelia
Bart Hansard
as Bartender
Randall Sims
as Ticket Attendant
Tina Lee
as Secretary
Desiree Zurowski
as Fur Sales Lady
Darla Vandenbossche
as Mountain Woman
Sean Tyson
as Mountain Man
Christa Lamos
as Student #1
Dah-Uh Morrow
as Student #2
Greyson Chadwick
as Student #4
David Arnott
as ADR Cast Member
Jeffrey Todd Fischer
as ADR Cast Member
Will Geer
as ADR Cast Member
Terence Mathews
as ADR Cast Member
Noreen Reardon
as ADR Cast Member
Kimberly Bailey
as ADR Cast Member
Greg Finley
as ADR Cast Member
Peggy Flood
as ADR Cast Member
Barbara Iley
as ADR Cast Member
David Randolph
as ADR Cast Member
Lisa Wilhoit
as ADR Cast Member
John de Mita
as ADR Cast Member
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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (22)

Audience Reviews for Why Did I Get Married?

  • Dec 16, 2010
    Clumsy structure? Certainly. One note characters? Perhaps. Simple answers to complex questions? Almost certainly. But know what? There's a human aspect to the film which makes it endearing and immensely watchable at the same time. Jill Scott is the absolute stand out here, going from emotionally battered to confident and sexy. Tasha Smith is a joy to watch for another reason: you're never quite sure what she's going to do or say; she's capable of anything. This Perry film isn't about race. It's about people. And despite some structure problems, it is an enjoyable story. Just don't think about it too hard.
    Jason V Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2010
    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 A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 21, 2010
    A great drama by Tyler Perry. Great story and the actors were fantastic in this great drama on the life of being married. Four couples retreat in the mountains to see what they can do to help their marriages out and the trials they have endured. Great movie to see.
    Donna D Super Reviewer
  • Jun 21, 2010
    My critique of Tyler Perry's movies aside, I'm glad to see SOMEONE is keeping black actors employed...having said that, this movie was...okay. I'm a big fan of Jill Scott and Janet Jackson...as singers. I was too caught up in who they were as singers to buy them as the women they portrayed. Scott's character came across as spineless to me, taking all that abuse from her husband, and I felt like Perry tried to make Jackson ugly or at least homely so she could somehow better relate to the audience. The highlight of the film was the camraderie between Michael Jai White and Tasha Smith. They were hilarious. But this film could've been better. I get the message Perry was trying to put across: marriage is hard, especially without communication. But the acting was subpar, the plot was predictable, and I just didn't buy it.
    Remi L Super Reviewer

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