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Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns [DVD] [Widescreen; Canadian]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Adapted from the stage play, TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS is a touching family drama and very funny romantic comedy rolled into one. Angela Bassett gives one of the best performances of her career as Brenda, a single mother trying to raise three children, from three different men, in the Chicago projects. After the plant where she works with her best friend, Cheryl (Sofia Vergara), closes down, she can no longer afford her rent, electricity, or day care. But when a surprise letter arrives telling her that the father she never knew has died, and inviting her to the reading of the will and the funeral in Georgia, she has nowhere else to go, so she and her kids, Michael (Lance Gross), Tosha (Chloe Bailey), and Lena (Mariana Tolbert), head down south to meet her half-sisters and -brothers. Her newfound extended family includes the overemotional Vera (Jenifer Lewis), who is suspicious of Brenda; the wacky Leroy Brown (David Mann), who mangles the English language and wears some hysterical outfits; and the steady L.B. (Frankie Faison), who is married to the sweet and caring Sarah (Margaret Avery) and has become the patriarch now that Pops Brown has died. In the meantime, Michael, a high school basketball star, is being pursued by Harry (Rick Fox), a talent scout who is also interested in Brenda. Bassett is outstanding as the dedicated mother who sacrifices her personal life in order to do whatever she can for her children. But Mann nearly steals the show as the wild and crazy Leroy, especially during the funeral scene (outtakes of which run during the closing credits). Perry, the creator of such hit films as DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN and MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION as well as the television series HOUSE OF PAYNE (all of which feature recurring characters), also appears in the film as Uncle Joe and, in a riotous subplot, Madea, who is on the run from the law.
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    • Rating - Rated PG-13 for drug content, language including sexual references, thematic elements and brief violence
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20070

  • Credits
    Tyler Perry, David Mann, Tamela Mann, Angela Bassett, Lance Gross, Chloe Bailey, Mariana Tolbert, Rick Fox, Sofia Vergara, Irma P. Hall, Jenifer Lewis, Jenifer Jeanette Lewis, Frankie R. Faison, Frankie Faison, Margaret Avery
  • Critic Reviews
    "Angela Bassett, as Brenda, turns in the most forceful and self-possessed performance seen in a Perry film."
    Los Angeles Times

    "MADEA GOES TO JAIL is both slapstick adn social drama, and it is certainly the most confident mix of the two that Perry has managed to achieve with this particular part of his vast media franchise."
    Washington Post

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