Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

A woman has to learn how to love and trust men all over again in this comedy drama. Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise) would seem to have it all -- she's been married for 18 years to Charles (Steve Harris), and over the course of their… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 28, 2005
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tyler Perry's successful play can't make the move to the screen; this mix of slapstick, melodrama and spirituality lacks a consistent tone.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It's never less than watchable, a bizarre hybrid that somehow works as a whole, even though its various components don't mesh.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Raucous and overwrought, the movie is still a hoot to watch and even more fun to talk back to.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Syrupy drama -- not much here for kids.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It's a cheap melodrama that presses all the right sentimental buttons.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

It is a film full of jagged edges, but one that is sincere and beguiling at its core.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

In an extremely strange genre combo, inner city gross out comedy meets evangelical passion play in Diary Of A Mad Black Woman.

Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Perry doesn't have any delusions of artistry, and potentially, at least, that's refreshing. But any points he earns for lack of pretense are immediately gobbled up by his lack of subtlety.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[Jams] together not two but three separate genres that probably should have remained that way.

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Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

What ruins this revenge flick is Madea's boorish, bull in the china store act reminiscent of the sassy black woman stereotype popularized by Sanford and Son's Aunt Esther. Loud and ignorant, Medea tends to trivialize every scene.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Careter
Diary of a Mad Black Woman is hilarious, but why can't he make a whole movie on Madea instead of these dramas. The plot is the same old Tyler Perry… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
fat black-woman suit was not your idea Mr. Perry. GOD EDDIE MURPHY WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR? SUE HIM!!!
erika bruhns
Diary of a Mad Black Woman Is about A couple who been married for 18 years and then Charles drop a some really bad news on Helen. He is divorcing her so he… More
Arash Xak
Crap...
Richard C
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Greg S
Dear diary, I saw an awful movie the other night about a woman who is kicked out by her cad husband but finds the strength to persevere. It was totally… More

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