Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Movie

Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Movie

Director: Darren Grant Cast: Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore

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A woman has to learn how to love and trust men all over again in this comedy drama. Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise) would seem to have it all -- she's been married for 18 years to Charles (Steve Harris), and over the course of their time together, he's become one of Atlanta's most successful attorneys. But despite wealth and prestige, things are not as they should be at the McCarter home, and on their anniversary, Charles drops a bombshell on Helen -- he's divorcing her for another woman. Escorted out of the house with nowhere to go, Helen moves in with her grandmother Madea (Tyler Perry), a sassy woman with no shortage of opinions and a gun that she's not afraid to use. As Madea helps Helen get back on her feet emotionally, the divorcée makes the acquaintance of Orlando (Shemar Moore), a handsome man who is obviously attracted to her. But after her experiences with Charles, Helen isn't sure if she's ready to trust a man again. Diary of a Mad Black Woman was adapted from the popular stage play by Tyler Perry, who also plays several roles in the film, most prominently Madea; it marked the first feature-film credit for successful music video director Darren R. Grant.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2005
UPC: 0031398175568
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG-13
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 18,343

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version; 5.1 Dolby Digital; 2.0 Dolby Digital; Reflections on Diary; Outtakes; Tyler Perry commentary; Making of Diary featurette; Who's Tyler Perry featurette; You Can Do It... It's Electric; Tyler Perry Collection trailer; English and Spanish subtitles; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kimberly Elise Helen
Steve Harris Charles McCarter
Shemar Moore Orlando
Tamara Taylor Debrah
Lisa Marcos Brenda
Tiffany Evans Tiffany
Cicely Tyson Myrtle
Tyler Perry Brian,Joe,Madea
Terrell Carter Reverend Carter
Carole Mitchell-Leon Mildred
Avery Knight BJ
Vickie Eng Christina
Gary Sturgis Jamison
Bart Hansard Guard
Chandra Currelley-Young Chandra
Sho Dixon Child
Tamala J. Mann Cora
Ric Reitz D.A.
Lauren Mitchell Doctor
Mike Pniewski Foreman
Wilbur Fitzgerald Judge
L. Warren Young Judge
Judge Mablean Ephriam Judge Ephriam
Tony Vaughn Juror
E. Roger Mitchell Kalvin
Cedric Pendleton Max
Richard Reed Bailiff
Joe Washington Reporter
Kate Donadio Secretary
Crystal Porter Woman
Ryan Gentles Bartender
Ronnie Garrett Band Member
Marcus Williams Band Member #2
Earl Fleming Band Member #3
Christian Keyes Man Proposing
Brian Andrews Drums
Darrell Freeman Bass
Pat Bergeson Guitar
Philip Gough Guitar
Yvette Devereaux Violin Solos,Conductor
John Forbes Keyboards

Technical Credits
Darren Grant Director
Shay Bentley-Griffin Casting
Roger Bobb Asst. Director
Robbie Bolick Art Director
Reuben Cannon Casting,Producer
David Claessen Cinematographer
John Dellaverson Executive Producer
Pamela Green Producer
Jim Hawkins Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Joel C. High Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert L. Johnson Executive Producer
Spencer Johnson Sound Editor
Camara Kambon Musical Direction/Supervision
Keith G. Lewis Costumes/Costume Designer
Ina Mayhew Production Designer
David Andrew Nash Stunts
Jay Nierenberg Sound/Sound Designer
Todd A. Niesen Sound Editor
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Tyler Perry Score Composer,Songwriter,Producer,Screenwriter
Stuart Provine Sound Editor
Elvin D. Ross Score Composer,Songwriter
Terilyn A. Shropshire Editor
Derrick Simmons Stunts
Michelle Leigh Thompson Stunts
David Thompson Camera Operator
Mike Upton Co-producer
Kim Williams Casting

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Attorney of the Year [8:35]
2. After Eighteen Years [7:38]
3. He Owes You [4:37]
4. "I Ain't Afraid of No Po-Po" [8:33]
5. Barbeque [7:28]
6. Life Goes On [9:16]
7. Finding Myself [6:41]
8. Chandra's [7:19]
9. If God Was One of Us [9:09]
10. Between Two Men [10:36]
11. Taking Care of Charles [7:52]
12. "She's Beatin' the Hell Outta Him" [8:10]
13. "I'm Sorry" [5:18]
14. "The Doors of the Church Are Open" [4:48]
15. Sunday Dinner [2:22]
16. "Ask Me Again" [8:16]

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Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Movie 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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This movie was marketed as a comedy featuring the Perry character named "Madea". Just look at the cover!! Madea is hysterical but while this show ultimately ends up showing admirable redemption through spiritualism, it is mostly an ugly horror story about a failed marriage, a cheating greedy husband and a good women who evolved into the devil and the ultimate revengeful wife. Three fourths of the movie is mean to the bone while a quarter of it is turned on its head by the comedy of Madea. They should have marketed it for what it was rather than hiding behind the character we have all come to love "Madea". Don't market Madea to legitimize a very dark and sad movie. Hint - A true movie featuring Madea could be a wonder hit. As it is now, I will not buy a movie with Madea in it without first making sure she is not the shill to get you in the door. PT Barnham would be proud of this marketing campaign.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can say is: EXCELLENT! This is a fantastic movie! I saw the play and I think the movie was much better than the play. Not a boring moment in the film. This movie made you angry, sad, jubilant and full of hope. You will want to watch this movie again and again and again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Diary of a Mad Black Woman was an amazing movie. I enjoyed it very much. It taught the power of forgiveness and it was incredibly hilarious. Love, Love, Love it. Tyler Perry did an amazing job!!! I look forward to seeing a lot of his movies in the future. Kimberly Elise did great job as the lead actress in this movie. The whole time I was in the theater I did not get restless or bored!!! I am anticipating the release date of this DvD. I will make sure that my whole family sees this movie. I recommend this to everyone!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie really had me sitting in my seat till the end. not only was the story line outstanding but the singing and acting as well. When i watch the Madea plays & movies i tell my self one day im going to be singing in one of those plays. So keep the plays coming lol you might just see me
aperry36 More than 1 year ago
i have this movie on dvr and i just watch it over and over- its a drama as well as a comedy so if you're expecting to giggle your little butt off, you might be disappointed. But if you want to laugh AND cry (as i do literally everytime I watch the movie (my husband is really getting sick of coming home and finding me in this condition)- watch this movie. It's kind of one of those empowering- renews your faith in love and yourself- kind of movies. And of course, you love Madea. Even if you're not religious, you appreciate the context of God in this movie- it's really just a beautiful movie, with just the right amount of humor/ drama. I actually feel kind of defensive when i see any low reviews for it not being "funny enough"- go watch ace ventura or something if you want to laugh at something with no actual plot- this movie was based off of a play so it's going to have a drama element to it and a little more depth than some guy eating bat poop.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a movie that transcends race, and can benefit us all. Not only is it funny in places, and dramatic in others, but it’s also laced with powerful life lessons about the power of God as well as forgiveness!! I rented this movie, but will be purchasing it today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was great. I really enjoyed it. It was extremely hilarious but also offered a moral lesson that everyone can benefit from. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I swear Madea is crazy. I love her. She makes me laugh. I rented this movie not thinking it was going to be as good as the plays but I was wrong. I thought this movie was better than the plays. I laughed at Madea. She's crazy and a mess.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't listen to the Movie Critics; us REAL people loved this movie. It was very down to earth and funny. But it also shows how God can and will work things out if we will simply trust Him to do so. There is also some good Gospel Music in this flick including part of a song by my Granddaughter, Tiffany Evans (wish they had let her sing more). But all in all it was one of the best movies I have ever seen.
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This movie was kind of funny, but udderly rediculous. I thought it was sooooooo stupid. That Tyler Perry guy is, like, almost the entire cast, but he is the only FUNNY one. It has a lot of stupid humor, but was not worth my time or yours either. The main character is abused, then becomes mean. Do not watch this movie.