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: February 25, 2005
DVD 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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Dustin Putman

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

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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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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

The material comes off as a serious miscalculation in Perry and director Darren Grant's film adaptation.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

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Stephanie Zacharek

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.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Stay clear of this mess.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Syrupy drama -- not much here for kids.

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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
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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