Why Did I Get Married?
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

A couple (Tyler Perry and Janet Jackson) that goes on a therapeutic annual winter vacation designed to help couples work through their marital problems in a group setting finds the usual routine thrown into chaos when one of the wives… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 12, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2006
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite some poignant observations on modern marriages, Why Did I Get Married? is too preachy and melodramatic.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Amid the shout-downs over adultery, male power, and the agony of coping with a child's death, one performance glistens -- Jill Scott's as the sad, heavyset Sheila, who locates the faith that's the source of love.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

[Perry] makes it easy on us, mostly by letting his cast do what it wants.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Made up largely of Statements and less of character arcs or human psychology.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

None of these flaws will matter much to Perry's devoted audiences, whose support has enabled him to virtually build a media empire.

Patrick Huguenin
New York Daily News

Perry, so adept at giving fans of his touring plays an evening that spans the entertainment gamut, once again delivers something for everyone.

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Heather Huntington

Isn't there anything better for the urban-marketed movies than this dreck?

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Ronnie Scheib

Despite the improbable ease of pic's genteel psychoanalysis, the characters are thesped with enough depth and emotional investment to make their problems feel legit.

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Kelley L. Carter
Chicago Tribune

Here's what filmmaker Tyler Perry does well: featuring characters not traditionally seen in movies. Here's where he could use some help: in toning down some grossly over-the-top dramatics.

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Bill Gibron

Unfortunately, for all its superficial entertainment value, Perry-ites won't recognize much of Why Did I Get Married? And in this case, a lack of familiarity just may breed contempt.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
This one came up on Netflix as a rom com. Definitely more of a drama, though there were some amusing characters and situations (notably, Angela and her temper).… More
Jason Vargo
Clumsy structure? Certainly. One note characters? Perhaps. Simple answers to complex questions? Almost certainly. But know what? There's a human… More
Dead Angel
Tasha Smith with her sword like words were so freaking awesome. I simply loved this movie. It's not only entertaining but also there were a lot of things… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
This movie is indeed a golden gem of a treat. For all of you who have ever asked themselves the question or have questioned a relationship that you are in… More
paul sandberg
amidst the pop psychology and well worn characatures there lies some wonderful ensemble performances that are breezy and very human. Add to this some wonderful… More
Deb S
This is a great movie. It has the quick, witty humor that Tyler Perry often brings to the screen. It will make you think about life, honesty, and relationships.… More