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Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 11 out of 30
  1. A very curious and very entertaining mix, the Labradoodle of inspirational romantic-comedy-melodramas.
  2. Reviewed by: Kevin Allison
    50
    As preposterously awkward, naïve and contrived as this movie is, it's still a curious sort of pleasure to witness-especially the gospel singing scenes.
  3. In an awkward split-personality way, it works some of the time.
  4. So oblivious to genre that it occupies its own special stylistic niche, if you can imagine such a thing as a romantic revenge farce.
  5. 40
    The film is never dull.
  6. 30
    Veers back and forth between indigestibly syrupy romance and vulgar "ethnic" comedy, with healthy doses of Christian proselytizing thrown in for good measure.
  7. 20
    The whole three-ring circus winds up in a church for a redemptive finale, but by then, Diary has committed too many sins for even the most generous soul to offer salvation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 75
  2. Negative: 14 out of 75
  1. Jul 9, 2012
    10
    The critics have done it AGAIN! They have underated another GREAT Perry film! This movie's too good to get such a low score. People who rated this movie low are just JEALOUS just like spike lee is because Tyler Perry makes GREAT films. REMEMBER.....jealousy is a sin!!!!..... Expand
  2. LindaR
    Mar 22, 2009
    10
    I love this movie it make me realize how you could easy forgive a person no matter how they treat you in the long run especially you trying to save your marriage it take two to make it work. Neither spouse have any reason to cheat on each other, that they suppose to follow their wedding vow. Expand
  3. melisham
    Jul 31, 2009
    10
    i cried during the sad parts and laughed during the funny parts. things like this do happen to people in reality, and its sad. but this shows ways to deal with it and its also a wonderful family movie, we all loved it and watched it 3 times in a row and have watched it frequently since then. Expand
  4. NathanK.
    Mar 20, 2006
    9
    Instead of "Waiting to Exhale", Kimberly Elise's character realizes that she has the power to forgive, and move on, instead of staying angry. Medea/Joe provide comic relief, and also provide a "hook" to get audiences interested. Expand
  5. Erica
    Oct 23, 2007
    9
    This movie was the best it could have more funny parts though cant wait for the next one.
  6. Nina
    Jan 17, 2007
    9
    Diary Of a Mad Black woman was a movie that I enjoyed it has a powerful message behind it it isn't just a comedy movie to make you laugh it can touch you in many more ways. Expand
  7. J.B.
    Feb 14, 2006
    0
    This movie was horrible from the beginning. The characters are so cliche. You cant really take any of it seriously. People were inspired by this movie? I though it was supposed to be a comedy going in. Believe me, it tries to be a comedy at times but fails horribly. Kudos to Tyler Perry though if this drivel earned him millions. I dont know how he pulled that off. Expand

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