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Next Tyler Perry movie comes out in April

Here's the official movie poster for Tyler Perry's next project

Here's the official movie poster for Tyler Perry's next project

It’s been two months since Tyler Perry released a movie. Never fear, his next one hit screens in just three more.

“Madea’s Big Happy Family,” which arrives in theaters April 22, stars Perry in his famous role as the wisecracking, gun-toting Madea; along with Atlanta rapper turned actor Bow Wow; Teyana Taylor; Lorette Devine; who appeared in “For Colored Girls,” the film Perry released in November; Lauren London and Isaiah Mustafa, better known as the hunky Old Spice dude.

We saw the play from which the new movie is adapted, which Perry said he wrote and performed as a sort of therapy after his beloved mother passed away. The storyline will be familiar to “Madea” fans. A family faces a crisis that brings everyone together, but not before a bunch of petty squabbling, marital tension, and of course, lots of pearls of wisdom from Madea.

“For Colored Girls” received mixed reviews, with the New York Times praising that Perry “works very hard and gets it mostly right.”

The Hollywood Reporter, on the other hand, didn’t exactly love it: “For once, Tyler Perry doesn’t put his name above the title, but perhaps he should with “For Colored Girls” to distinguish this train wreck of a movie from the stunning theater piece of 36 years ago by Ntozake Shange.”

With the return to Madea, Perry is back to more familiar territory.

By Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

16 comments Add your comment

Ted Sheckler

January 20th, 2011
8:35 pm

Wow, I hope Francis Ford Coppola sues the pants off Tyler Perry for his ripoff. Why do people continue support Perry’s garbage?

Mo

January 20th, 2011
11:01 pm

He once stated he was not goi g to play Madea anymore, at least in movies. I guess he really is copying off of Ice Cube casting Bow Wow and Loretta Devine as mother in son as in The Lottery Ticket.If there were more films with African-American leads on the big screen in America maybe Tyler would have some competition. Just over one decade ago there were so many comedies and dramas. Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps. Now who is there? There were less than 10 US movies released in theaters with an African American cast. There are even fewer slated for release this year. I supported The Lottery Ticket but Bow Wow should take acting lessons. I will wait for the movie to be released on DVD. Tyler should explore some new topics, nothing adapted from previous works, his or anyone elses.

Buzz

January 21st, 2011
1:39 pm

How dare TP mock the one of the best movies of all time with this garbage. Originality stage left!!!

taneshia

January 21st, 2011
1:59 pm

heyy im taneshia i love Tyler Perry movessz so much yasss rit me back

NITA

January 21st, 2011
11:33 pm

Hey
Please leave Tyler Perry alone he’s a very good man and does;nt bother anyone but helps
People and I Got His back 110% THANK U :-)

NITA

January 21st, 2011
11:48 pm

Hello To you all
yeah it’s me anita again U have hit a nerve with me, I don’t apprecaite No one talking about Tyler perry
this man has come from homelessess14 yrs ago and He has worked so hard these past 13yrs and
he has helped America come out of being depressed and sad by making everybody laugh and feel good about this themselves when they were feeling down about Life. he’s very a positive man and he lives it everyday and I do to so Back Off of talking about Tyler Perry Jesus loves this man and I he is loved
so leave him alone!!:-)

A CHILD OF GOD

January 23rd, 2011
7:28 pm

IT’S REALLY FUNNY HOW RAPPERS AND THE LIKE CAN REMIX EVERYBODY’S MUSIC ALMOST TO THE POINT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO RECOGNIZE IT, YET MR. PERRY IS JUST SPOOFING A VERY WELL KNOWN MOVIE, JUST A BIT. WHY NOT MAKE A BIG DEAL WHEN OTHERS DO THE EXACT SAME, LIKE THE WAYANS BROS. HOW UNFORTUNATE IT IS THAT SOME JUST CAN’T FIND IT IN THEMSELVES TO BE EXCITED THAT A TALENTED MAN HAS COME INTO PROSPERITY IN THIS AREA. HE DOES REACH A LOT OF PEOPLE IN SUCH A POSITIVE WAY. YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO LIKE HIM, OR HIS MATERIAL, JUST KNOW THAT HE’S BEEN GIVEN A GIFT AND HE’S ACTING ON IT. INSTEAD OF MAKING SUCH TERRIBLE REMARKS ABOUT THE MAN, JUST DON’T WATCH HIS PLAYS OR MOVIES. THAT SPEAKS MUCH LOUDER THAN BACK DOOR EMAIL COMMENTS. THE BIBLE SAYS, IF GOD BE FOR YOU, WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU. WHAT THAT MEANS IS, IF GOD IS FOR YOU, ON YOUR SIDE, THEN THE OPINIONS OR LACK OF SUPPORT OF OTHERS DON’T MATTER. IF HE’S HEARING FROM GOD, THEN SO BE IT. HE, JUST LIKE THE REST OF US, HAVE TO ANSWER TO HIM (GOD). GOD SAYS DO NOT TOUCH MY ANNOINTED. THIS INCLUDES CRUEL WORDS. JUST AN FYI, FOR THOSE THAT DON’T KNOW. HOPING FOR HIM TO BE SUED IS A SEED THAT YOU’RE PLANTING INTO YOUR OWN LIFE. RIGHT AND TRUTH SHOULD PREVAIL OVER ANYTHING EVIL. ALL GOD’S BEST FOR YOU T.P./TPS. THANKS FOR YOUR ENCOURAGING MESSAGES, PLAYS AND MOVIES. NOT EVERYTHING APPEALS TO EVERYONE AND THAT’S OK. I’VE ENJOYED WHAT YOU’VE BROUGHT FORTH FOR MANY YEARS. TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR THAT WHICH IS OF HIM, IN YOUR MATERIAL.

LADY T

January 24th, 2011
4:00 am

I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED EVERYTHING THAT MR.PERRY HAS PUT OUT PLAYS AND THE MOVIES. NOW THE LAST ONE FOR COLORED GIRLS. WAS A VERY STRONG GOOD MOVIE. IT WAS NOT JUST FOR BLACK WOMEN IT WAS FOR ALL WOMEN. IT GAVE US ALL SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. IT MADE US LAUGH CRY THINK AND EVEN BE MAD AS H*LL BUT THINGS LIKE WHAT HE PATRAYS IN THE MOVIE HAPPEN EVERYDAY TO MANY DIFFERENT WOMEN. WHITE BLACK ASAIN YOUNG OLD. KNOW MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN RELATE TO WHAT HE IS SAYING. NOW THERE ARE ALOT OF YOU OUT THERE WHO MAY NOT LIKE WHAT HE IS DOING. YOU ARE ALL JUST HATERS. TO GOD BE THE GLORY BE CAUSE HE HAS DONE GREAT THINGS (TYLER PERRY) AND I GIVE HIME PROPS BECAUSE HE HAS DONE A WONDERFUL JOB. GOD BLESS YOU MR. TYLER PERRY. AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Three Stacks

January 24th, 2011
5:50 pm

I’m not a Tyler Perry movie and play fan, but I’m very proud of his story. I love stories of redemption because they should give us hope that our current condition doesn’t have to be our permanent condition. Look at the story of Jesus he came from the poor town of Nazareth and he saved the world from its sins if we would accept it. Someone mentioned that if you don’t like his material just don’t watch it and I agree with that. There are all types of music I don’t like so instead of downing it I choose not to listen to it. HOWEVER we should understand that we are not judges of one’s character or motives or if one is a saved person, that’s Gods job only. People have completely overlooked the perfection God asks us to have in the bible. Now understanding that we in ourselves can’t be perfect, its God working in us that gets us closer to that perfection. With that in mind Tyler Perry uses a non-church going, smoking, foul mouthed woman to deliver most of his messages. I’m sorry if this bothers you but nowhere in the bible does God continue to support a prophet or his messenger if he does things against God’s will. Jesus never came down to the level morally to the sinners he came to save. Jesus did go and associate with them and met them where they were, but he didn’t smoke to save them nor did he curse to make his point. Just because there might be an overall good message in something doesn’t mean it’s from God. We all need to read and study the bible more for ourselves, and we’ll see the perfection God asks of us ourselves. We need to stop following men (preachers or movie producers) and get back into the word of God. Finally the bible calls the devil the great DECIEVER. Wouldn’t it be an awesome trick to hide subtle messages in a play or movie that brings down the character and perfection of God, but do it all in the name of having a good time and praising the Lord? Not accusing, just saying.

Ruby

January 24th, 2011
8:20 pm

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Ruby

January 24th, 2011
8:21 pm

Child of God, Lady T and Three Stacks you have said it all and thank you!

Debbie

January 25th, 2011
8:31 am

We are blessed to have Tyler Perry in our lives. All of his creations contain messages that we all can learn from. He’s a genius and I hope to meet him one day.

Keep up the good work, Tyler!!

Love, Debbie!

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RicLewis

January 25th, 2011
11:25 am

People will continue to support Tyler Perry as long as he bringing movies that can be related to. Who else is making movies for the family that are not actually CG films? Besides until Eddie Murphy returns, there has to be some color out there……

RicLewis

January 25th, 2011
11:34 am

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