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(2011) (Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine) (PG-13)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Minor
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Moderate

Drama: A woman enlists the aid of her domineering aunt in bringing her family together so she can tell them she has terminal cancer.
Family matriarch Shirley (LORETTA DEVINE) learns that she has terminal cancer and wants only to reassemble her family so she can tell all of them together. But her two daughters, wealthy Realtor Kimberly and middle-class housewife Tammy (SHANNON KANE and NATALIE DESSELLE), are both having problems in their marriages to Calvin and Harold (ISAIAH MUSTAFA and RODNEY PERRY), respectively. Meanwhile, Shirley's 18-year-old son, Byron (SHAD "BOW WOW" MOSS) is considering going back to a life of crime when he can't meet his child-support responsibilities.

Every time Shirley tries to tell them of her illness, the family begins to squabble and someone ends up walking out. So, she enlists the help of her Aunt Madea (TYLER PERRY), a domineering woman who threatens each of them with physical violence and harassment if they don't show up to a special family dinner. Also in the mix is Aunt Bam (CASSI DAVIS), a marijuana-smoking relative who serves up wisecracking commentary on the whole affair; Renee (LAUREN LONDON), Byron's new girlfriend who browbeats him into dealing drugs so she doesn't have to work; and Sabrina (TEYANA TAYLOR), the shrill and extremely annoying mother of Byron's son who embarrasses him on "The Maury Povich Show."

Meanwhile, Madea herself is dealing with a family controversy. Her daughter, Cora (TAMELA J. MANN), has learned that Brown (DAVID MANN), the man Madea has claimed is her father, really isn't. And Madea won't tell her the man's real identity.

Tyler Perry movies continue to have a following mostly among African-American teens. But this is mostly for adults.
For drug content, language and some mature thematic material.

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