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Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion

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Overview

Actor and playwright Tyler Perry returns as Madea, a brash but loving African-American grandmother with her own way of doing things in this screen adaptation of his popular stage comedy drama. Madea has her work cut out for her when she finds herself dealing with a handful of family crises the same weekend that she's planned a massive family reunion. Her niece Lisa Rochelle Aytes is engaged to marry a handsome and successful man Blair Underwood, but the good news is blunted when she reveals to her friends that he...
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Overview

Actor and playwright Tyler Perry returns as Madea, a brash but loving African-American grandmother with her own way of doing things in this screen adaptation of his popular stage comedy drama. Madea has her work cut out for her when she finds herself dealing with a handful of family crises the same weekend that she's planned a massive family reunion. Her niece Lisa Rochelle Aytes is engaged to marry a handsome and successful man Blair Underwood, but the good news is blunted when she reveals to her friends that he beats her. Another niece, Vanessa Lisa Anderson, has been having romantic problems of her own, and isn't sure she should take another chance on love with a humble but good-hearted bus driver Boris Kodjoe. Madea's older sister dies, with the funeral landing the same weekend as Lisa's wedding. And on top of all this, a court order forces Madea to look after Nikki Keke Palmer, a troubled and angry teenager from a broken home. Madea's Family Reunion also stars Lynn Whitfield, Jennifer Lewis, Cicely Tyson, and Maya Angelou.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Director commentary; Deleted scenes; The Making of Madea's Family Reunion; Marriage Madea Style; Gaither Plantation; Making the Music; Full screen version; English and Spanish 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital audio; English and Spanish subtitles; Trailers
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
“I only go to church for weddings and funerals. I wonder what I’m dressed up for today?” That line would not be out of place in a John Wayne western, but it’s ominously delivered here by Madea (writer-director Tyler Perry, portraying his signature drag alter ego), who dispenses her own unique “old school” justice. Madea has cleaned up her act a bit since Diary of a Mad Black Woman, but she still delivers the sassy goods as she contends with being forced to take in a foster child with delinquent tendencies (which slap-happy Madea immediately nips in the bud). She also provides safe haven for her two nieces: Lisa (Rochelle Aytes), unhappily engaged to a prominent investment banker (Blair Underwood, cast against type and scarily effective), who beats her; and Vanessa (Lisa Arrindell), who has some very definite issues with her unsympathetic mother, Victoria (Lynn Whitfield). All this and much more threaten to disrupt the family reunion, which ultimately serves as a platform for Cicely Tyson, no less, to deliver an impassioned monologue imploring young black men and women to respect themselves and each other. “I expect more from you,” she thunders. Madea’s Family Reunion ruled the box office roost for two consecutive weeks, even though it was not screened for critics and faced competition ranging from Harrison Ford and Bruce Willis to Curious George. This is testament to Perry’s keen ability to viscerally connect with his devoted audience, by offering a decidedly unsubtle blend of melodrama, Springer-esque dysfunction, spiritual uplift, and Oprah-style empowerment. “It ain’t what people call you,” Madea counsels, “It’s what you answer to.” That’s a universal message that everyone can take to heart.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2006
  • UPC: 031398193289
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Full Frame / Dubbed
  • Language: Español
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 20,028

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tyler Perry Brian, Joe, Madea
Blair Underwood Carlos
Lynn Whitfield Victoria
Boris Kodjoe Frankie
Henry Simmons Issac
Lisa Anderson Vanessa
Rochelle Aytes Lisa
Tangi Miller Donna
Keke Palmer Nikki
Cicely Tyson Myrtle
China Anderson Nima
Akhil Jackson Jonathan
Alonzo Millsap Tre
Georgia Allen Ruby
Cassi Davis Aunt Sarah
Leon Lamar Grover
John Lawhorn Uncle Pete
Afemo Omilami Isaac Sr.
Ryan Gentles Stripper Policeman
Judge Mablean Ephriam Judge Ephriam
Richard Lee Reed Bailiff #1
Dale Neal Kid #1
Michelle Griffin Carlos' Woman Friend
Cedric Pendleton Carlos' Man Friend
Deanna Dawn Tyrequa
Enoch King Hykeem
Ginnie Randall Miss Samuel
C.O.C.O. Brown Poet/MC
Jennifer Sears Female at Reunion
Trey Rogers Young Man at Reunion
Shannon Eubanks Secretary
Emmbre Perry Man on the Bus
Jeronn C. Williams Singer/Reverend
Dale C. Bronner Reverend
Johnny Gill Wedding Singer
Crystal Collins Singer #1
Regina Murff Singer #2
Rita Sands Singer #3
Karnelle Smith Singer #4
Stephanie Dotson Singer #5
Joyce D. Williams Singer #6
Philipia Williams Restaurant Singer
Elizabeth Omilami Aunt Clara
Steve Coulter Maitre D
Jennifer Lewis Milay, Jenay, Lori
Yvette Devereaux Conductor
Technical Credits
Tyler Perry Director, Score Composer, Producer, Screenwriter
Roger Bobb Asst. Director, Co-producer
Sekinah Brown Costumes/Costume Designer
Reuben Cannon Producer
John Carter Editor
Jon David DeStefano Sound Editor
Karen A. Felix Set Decoration/Design
David Fletcher Special Effects Supervisor
Jim Hawkins Sound Mixer
Joel C. High Musical Direction/Supervision
Dean Hovey Sound Editor
Karen Young Costumes/Costume Designer
Toyomichi Kurita Cinematographer
Keith G. Lewis Costumes/Costume Designer
David Paul Lord Stunts
Anderson Martin Stunts
Ina Mayhew Production Designer
Bruce Murphy Sound Editor
Jay Nierenberg Sound/Sound Designer
Todd A. Niesen Sound Editor
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Stuart Provine Sound Editor
Carol Rasheed Makeup
Zeke Richardson Sound Editor
Perry Elvin Ross Score Composer
Elvin D. Ross Score Composer
Derrick Simmons Stunts
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. Stunts
Elias Sound Sound/Sound Designer
Lindiwé Suttle Costumes/Costume Designer
Bob Ulland Camera Operator
Mike Upton Co-producer
Barbara Vazquez Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan Wales Sound Mixer
Kim Williams Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Madea's Family Reunion [P&S]
1. Must Be Dreaming [4:47]
2. Female Bonding [8:20]
3. Foster Mother [4:24]
4. Bride to Be [4:11]
5. Bus Date [8:17]
6. Three R's [6:18]
7. Getting Some [9:56]
8. Heart Repair [6:13]
9. Savage Talk [3:32]
10. Safe Boundaries [4:33]
11. Smart Kid [2:19]
12. Only Option [6:26]
13. The Reunion [3:07]
14. Cold Drinks [2:18]
15. Family Love [3:44]
16. Mothers and Daughters [2:40]
17. What We Paid For [4:52]
18. Sharing the Love [1:43]
19. Time to Fight [3:17]
20. Unexpected Surprise [4:00]
21. Paris in Springtime [4:06]
22. On Your Heart [2:36]
23. It's a Celebration [1:43]
24. End Credits [5:50]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Madea's Family Reunion [P&S]
   Play Movie
   Set Up
      Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
      Audio: English 2.0 (Dolby Digital)
      Audio: Spanish 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
      Audio: Spanish 2.0 (Dolby Digital)
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: Subtitles Off
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary With Tyler Perry: On
      Commentary With Tyler Perry: Off
      The Making of Madea's Family Reunion
      Marriage Madea Style
      Gaither Plantation
      Making the Music
      Deleted Scenes
         Victoria Tells Lisa Go Back to Carlos
         Isaac and His Father Talk
         Frankie Shows Vanessa His Apartment
         Frankie Calls Vanessa and Wants to Start Over
         Play All
      Trailers
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Omqsshhh!

    I love Medea. She's soo funnyy... ! I will die laughing at her historicle jokes. ! Lol.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very funny movie

    I found myself laughing out loud at this movie. It has been a long time since I did that. I am going to rent all the Madea movies now. I definitely recommend this one. The acting is superb.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Madea does it again!

    Just finished watching this movie and it was wonderful. Madea is up to her usual funny antics. It made me laugh and cry. Definitely recommend this.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    REALITY AND HUMOUR

    One of the best movies I've watched in along time..Tyler Perry is one of the most talented people we have today..He as usual keeps it real,tells it how it is and also adds a sense of humour..Coming from a similar culture I can certainly relate to this story..Im glad that Tyler is bringing out more and more reality,he isnt afraid to touch on many subjects,and this is exactly what we need..This movie is a must see and definately great if you're looking for good laugh..who doesnt love Madea?most of us have someone in our lives whos just like Madea..This is one powerful,happy and sad movie..about family,love,heartache..an inspiration also..Looking forward to more Tyler Perry movies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    borring

    It's not a comedy, it's more of a drama. I stopped watching it half way through. Also, it's very slow moving. It just wasn't for me I guess.

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