Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail

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Overview

Tyler Perry transitions another one of his hit plays to the big screen with this adaptation of Madea Goes to Jail. The successful filmmaker stars once again as the mischief-prone older woman whose exploits this time lead her to jail, where she befriends and reforms a prostitute named Candy The Cosby Show's Keshia Knight Pulliam.
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Overview

Tyler Perry transitions another one of his hit plays to the big screen with this adaptation of Madea Goes to Jail. The successful filmmaker stars once again as the mischief-prone older woman whose exploits this time lead her to jail, where she befriends and reforms a prostitute named Candy The Cosby Show's Keshia Knight Pulliam.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Madea Is Back; "Leroy" Law Brown; Looking for the Big House; You Have the Right to Remain Silent!; Bringing in the Heavy Hitters; Madea's Crazy
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Editorial Reviews

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If people didn't like seeing movies where African-American comedians dress up like feisty old ladies and beat some sense into their troubled friends and family, studios wouldn't keep making them. Fans of Tyler Perry's Madea franchise won't be disappointed with the 2009 installment Madea Goes to Jail, which finds the tough-talking matriarch in the slammer following yet another temper-fueled brush with the law. Always reactionary but still semi-justified, the latest addition to her rap sheet stems from an incident in a K-Mart parking lot, where she retaliated against a rude parking-space-stealing suburbanite by trashing the woman's convertible with a stolen forklift. Most of the movie, however, concentrates on a different story. That story centers around District Attorney Josh Hardaway Derek Luke, who is doing quite well for himself; he's engaged to another DA, the beautiful Linda Ion Overman, and has a successful career in the courtroom. However, his less carefree past comes back to haunt him one day, when childhood friend Candace Keshia Knight Pulliam, whom viewers might remember as Rudy Huxtable from The Cosby Show shows up at court on prostitution charges. Like Josh, Candace was once on the track toward making it out of the ghetto and finding happiness and prosperity, but Josh alludes to an event in their past where she lost all of that, and he feels responsible for how she is now: drug-addicted, and clearly burdened with trauma and pain. The rest of the movie follows Josh trying to help his friend, and Candace struggling to forgive and forget the horrendous memories that continue to shape the way she lives her life. Of course, that somber journey is peppered with Madea's wild-and-wacky comic relief, as well as her simple and usually harsh wisdom that there are countless people with stories like Candace's, and that, while it isn't fair, her only choice is to let go of the sadness and anger and make something of herself. The depiction of Candace's life on the streets is tame by PG-13 standards, but it's pretty graphic as family-oriented movies go -- she's shown being beaten and choked, and later wakes up naked with her assailant lying on top of her. There are also verbal references to a horrid sexual assault, but these elements are all vital to the film's basic premise, which is that this kind of violence against women happens every day. Perry has a message for his community that those who are struggling have to take responsibility for themselves, and those who have already struggled must help others. With Madea Goes to Jail, Perry isn't trying to win any Oscars, he's just trying to get that message across to his audience -- and if he can draw them in with a little comedy, he'll do it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/2009
  • UPC: 031398110163
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Pan & Scan / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,552

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tyler Perry Madea, Joe
Keshia Knight Pulliam Candace Washington
Derek Luke Joshua
Tamela Mann Cora
David Mann Mr. Brown
RonReaco Lee Chuck
Ion Overman Linda Holmes
Vanessa Ferlito Donna
Viola Davis Ellen
Sofía Vergara T.T.
Robin Coleman Big Sal
Bobbi Baker Tonya
Technical Credits
Tyler Perry Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Roger Bobb Producer
Reuben Cannon Producer
Joseph P. Genier Co-producer
Alexander Gruszynski Cinematographer
Kimberly Hardin Casting
Joel C. High Musical Direction/Supervision
Maysie Hoy Editor
Keith G. Lewis Costumes/Costume Designer
Ina Mayhew Production Designer
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Alpha Tyler Casting
Aaron Zigman Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail
1. The Simmon's Case [5:05]
2. Madea Trouble [3:23]
3. Living for the Lord [6:10]
4. An Old Friend [6:42]
5. House Party [3:40]
6. Good People [5:43]
7. You Can [2:22]
8. Protection on the Streets [4:43]
9. Not Your Type [4:46]
10. WWJD? [6:40]
11. Entering the Workforce [5:54]
12. Nothing Going On [6:36]
13. Carrying Weight [:35]
14. Tried to Be Lenient [6:26]
15. Making Friends [3:13]
16. Madea vs Big Sal [4:06]
17. Forgiveness [4:18]
18. Have to Tell You Something [7:00]
19. Free Madea [4:21]
20. Justice for All [1:56]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail
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   Set Up
      Audio
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
         English 2.0 Dolby Digital
         Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Madea is Back!
      Leroy "Law" Brown
      Looking for the Big House
      You Have the Right to Remain Silent!
      Bringing In the Heavy Hitters
      Madea's Crazy
      Also From Lionsgate
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THiis Da BeSt!!!!!!!

    ii wAs LaUgHiiNg All NigHt

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tyler Perry does it again...

    Madea, Madea, Madea...Saw this movie last night and I could not stop laughing. I enjoyed it very much, then again I love all of Tyler Perry's movies.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    On Lockdown.

    ***This definitely is for adults due to the adult behavior & language - LOL! *Hilarious and laugh-out-loud entertainment. *The sound track is you "old heads," - old school hits. *The "pimp" cup and bong are a riot. LOL! *A deep & thought provoking storyline. Madea Goes to Jail with a fun cast of Tyler Perry (playing several roles); Derek Luke; Keshia Knight Pulliam; Ion Overman; Sofia Vergara; Vanessa Ferlito and David Mann & Tamala Mann.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disappointed

    I have watched all of Perry's movies in the past, and found them entertaining. This movie I had some issues with. There might be 30 minutes of comedy in the whole movie. It was like two movies pushed into one. More importantly, I do NOT approve of using comedy to sensationalize drugs! This was clear from the beginning of this movie. Hollywood can not use cigarettes on screen however Perry opens this movie with a drug scene and continues on with the use of a bong. I highly disagree with sensationalizing drugs on screen.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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