When pistol-packing, chain-smoking granny Mabel "Madea" Simmons (Tyler Perry) invites her family over for the weekend, chaos is sure to follow. First they gather for her sister Irene's funeral and then for the wedding of h... more »er granddaughter, Lisa (Sonya Evans). Naturally, nothing goes as planned. The rest of her extended family include daughters Cora (Tamela J. Mann) and Vickie (Pebbles Johnson), granddaughters Jackie (D'Atra Hicks) and Tina (Zakiya Williams), and irrepressible neighbor Mr. Brown (David Mann). The urban inspirational comedy, which was followed by popular spin-off Meet the Browns, takes place between the two events as family members attempt to heal their differences through quips, scriptures, and gospel-oriented numbers. Written, produced, and directed by Perry (who co-wrote the music and lyrics), Madea's Family Reunion was filmed in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana in February 2002. A feature film version starring Blair Underwood and Lynn Whitfield is planned for 2006. --Kathleen C. Fennessy« less
"I am a fan of Tyler Perry's Productions. I already pre-ordered the dvd of the movie "Diary of a Mad Black Woman". Tyler never fails to demonstrate the importance of family and friendship. He brings that important fact back to reality in his productions. I got so much out of this through the laughter that is non-stop. Tyler is a God-fearing talented man."
My first Madea experience
Clarence Alfred | 08/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The first time I saw a Tyler Perry play was Madea's Family Reunion and from there I was hooked. This DVD captured the pure magic of Tyler and the character Madea is hilarious. Whenever I need a laugh or have my spirits lifted, this is the first thing I place in my DVD player. It's funny, positive, spiritual, uplifting and the cast is great. I would defiantly recommend this product!!!"
This is a wonderful wholesome movie to watch, I love Madea and all her characters in the play especially when she and Mr Browne go at it about being neighbours and the fact that they do not like each others ways and habits. Vicky is also a character to watch where she comes into Madea's yard and finds Mr Browne in there with a yellow shower cap, bunny slippers and a panda coloured towel wrapped around him which she found oddly strange and the response she gave Browne had me rolling around.
I also recommend 'Diary of a Mad Black Woman' by the said Tyler Perry but there are two with the same title, there is the movie and there is the stage play. Wonderful , wonderful. Invest in it and you will not be disappointed, I sure wasn't...
WONDERFUL MR TYLER PERRY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK......."