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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. The movie has a soul, and its good-natured charm may well win over the most cynical heart.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    An ungainly hodgepodge of vaudeville-style comedy, turgid soap-operatics, and joyful epiphanies of gospel-flavored uplift.
  4. 40
    The film is never dull.
  5. Part female revenge flick, part Saturday Night Live skit, part courtroom drama, and part religious tent revival, this movie never congeals into anything worth watching.
  6. 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: 62 out of 77
  2. Negative: 14 out of 77
  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 ratedThe 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. MaryanneA
    Oct 13, 2006
    10
    This movie had me laughing and crying. We loved it very much.
  3. 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 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
  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 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. Jan 5, 2015
    9
    althouhg I really thought that is movie had potentiel, really funny, tougher, i lked it but it just sounds amazing! I could not believe myalthouhg I really thought that is movie had potentiel, really funny, tougher, i lked it but it just sounds amazing! I could not believe my hays when i was slappin down for this movmie! good. I. Was HAPPY!oh wow i could really reltate to this, but not anytime hen wonfourchunaitley! Expand
  6. Jan 8, 2015
    7
    play writer Tyler Perry makes his writing and acting debut in his first film! When critics hate your movie for the first time, bad news theyplay writer Tyler Perry makes his writing and acting debut in his first film! When critics hate your movie for the first time, bad news they hate you and you should leave show business. In my opinion: Tyler Perry is not a bad writer/director i have like some of his movies (Madea,Good deeds), when perry wrote his first movie script for 'Diary of a mad black woman' then he started to lose his talent. He just makes his own style black humor that gets me annoyed he does the same things in his series of comedies. This movie is powerful and hilarious at times. But not a good start for Tyler Perry. Grade 76.9 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 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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