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Meet the Browns (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 March 2008 (USA)
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A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

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Tyler Perry

Writer:

Tyler Perry (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe
David Mann ... Mr. Brown
Tamela J. Mann ... Cora Brown (as Tamela Mann)
Angela Bassett ... Brenda
Lance Gross ... Michael
Chloe Bailey ... Tosha
Mariana Tolbert ... Lena
Rick Fox ... Harry
Sofía Vergara ... Cheryl
Irma P. Hall ... Mildred
Frankie Faison ... L.B.
Margaret Avery ... Sarah
Jenifer Lewis ... Vera
Lamman Rucker ... Will
Kris D. Lofton ... Calvin (as Kristopher Lofton)
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Storyline

A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

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Check your baggage at the door. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, language including sexual references, thematic elements and brief violence

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,082,809, 23 March 2008

Gross USA:

$41,975,388

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,975,388
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DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Although Leroy is a senior in his 70s, David Mann is around 30 years younger than his on-screen counterpart. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the police chase, Madea is placed in the back of a cruiser. At the end of the scene, you clearly see Tyler Perry laughing and the cruiser stop during the cut. See more »

Quotes

Brenda Brown: I can pay you back now... for all you did for us. The house, the move, everything.
Harry: You don't get it, do you?
Brenda Brown: Get what?
Harry: I didn't do all of that so you could pay me back.
Brenda Brown: I'm sorry. I'm just so used to being taken advantage of and...
Harry: Yeah, that you don't even know when somebody loves you!
Brenda Brown: Love me?
Harry: Yeah. Tell Mike I said congratulations.
Brenda Brown: Hey, what if I told you I love you too? But I got scared for a second, but I'd rather be scared and with you than be not scared and not have you.
Harry: Why would I ...
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Written by J. 'Lonny' Bereal, Battle Roy, Charmelle Cofield and Charlie Bereal
Performed by Kelly Rowland
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Unfortunately, my first Tyler Perry movie
29 March 2008 | by RubyJuly1958See all my reviews

Pity my poor friend who spent all day telling me how hil-lar-ious Tyler Perry movies are, tsk-tsking all day that I had not ever seen one of his movies. Chuckling about how funny this was going to be and how i was going to run right out and rent all the others. Sadly, she spent the whole rest of the evening over coffee and cannoli reflecting on how great Tyler Perry's OTHER movies were. I forgive her - we're friends.

This movie was OK - it had its funny moments and good Lord don't we ALL have those family members? I don't care if you're black, Italian, Jewish or white-bread American - we've ALL got that same cast of characters sitting around our family table.

And OK, i understand that unless i saw the other movies i would not have a clue who Madea is or why she's being chased by the police. But that's OK - i can let an inside joke slide, especially considering the huge hoot and roar that accompanied her appearance.

Overall, i understand that this was not Tyler Perry's finest hour. But i sense that he has a LOT to say about families, standing proud, sticking with convictions when the rest of the world says "settle for less" and working hard to overcome circumstances. I will go out and rent his other movies, just to get a more fair picture of this filmmaker.


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