Lionsgate | Release Date: March 21, 2008
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TerradMar 23, 2008
This movie was TERRIBLE. It was not very funny, and there was a lot of over-acting. I would wait for video...and then I still wouldn't rent it.
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AlonsoM.Apr 7, 2008
Jordan, Jamie and Diva Dude down there are obviously the same person or Mr. Perry. I have never been able to sit through one of this man's movies. Why? Because they've already been made! Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Love Jones, The Jordan, Jamie and Diva Dude down there are obviously the same person or Mr. Perry. I have never been able to sit through one of this man's movies. Why? Because they've already been made! Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Love Jones, The Inkwell, How Stella Got Her Groove Back...I could go on forever but the point is, his movies don't deserve the popularity they get. The only reason they're popular is because his target audience either doesn't want to go to the video store or has lost their memory. Expand
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ChadS.Mar 25, 2008
Filmmaker Tyler Perry is the Kurt Cobain of American cinema. Like "Nevermind", Perry's films perform beyond the niche market it was intended for. 2002 became the year "black film" broke, when "Diary of a Mad, Black Woman" grossed over Filmmaker Tyler Perry is the Kurt Cobain of American cinema. Like "Nevermind", Perry's films perform beyond the niche market it was intended for. 2002 became the year "black film" broke, when "Diary of a Mad, Black Woman" grossed over fifty-million dollars, a then-unprecednted sum for a black independent film. Perry's movies are mainstream, but make no mistake about it, "Meet the Browns" is a "cult film" at its core, like Nirvana was an "alternative" band, who suddenly became wildly popular. While other indies enjoy wide-release success, the Perry oeuvre differs in this very important respect: The audience that Perry caters to is often a disenfranchised one. We're talking about African-American women. "Meet the Browns" is a black chick-flick. In the last six years, Perry has created his own private Hollywood by being a blaxploitation director who makes respectable films for a middle-brow audience. With "Meet the Browns", Perry alienates the fanbase, in a scene, in which the oldest son of the family patriarch refers to his father's women as "hos", in a naked attempt to be all things to all people. Being black himself, Brown should realize that no respectable "gangsta" would be caught dead at "Meet the Browns", so why rankle the converted with a street lexicon? In another scene, Madea is being chased by a convoy of police squad vehicles and excitedly proclaims, "I'm going to be on "Cops"!" This is Chapelle-lite. This is like Wayne Brady's performance as a gangbanger on "The Dave Chapelle Show". Perry is satirizing his own "vanilla" image by being an outlaw. But gangsta rap and incarceration infringes on the fantasy aspect of a single mother of three who goes to Georgia and lives happily-ever-after. That's not what the audience paid for. Expand
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