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Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 12 October 2007 (USA)
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The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.

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Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry (play)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Terry
Sharon Leal ... Diane
Janet Jackson ... Patricia
Malik Yoba ... Gavin
Jill Scott ... Sheila
Richard T. Jones ... Mike
Tasha Smith ... Angela
Michael Jai White ... Marcus
Denise Boutte ... Trina
Lamman Rucker ... Sheriff Troy
Keesha Sharp ... Pam
Kaira Akita ... Keisha (as Kaira Whitehead)
Sheri Mann Stewart ... Professor Stewart
Brian Bremer ... Jay
Bart Hansard ... Bartender
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Dr. Patricia Agnew, a psychologist, has written a best seller about marriage: hers and those of three other couples who together take a week's vacation each year to ask themselves, "Why did I get married?" It's time for one of those weeks, and all four relationships are strained: Patricia and her husband Gavin have the shadow of grief between them; Terry believes that Diane has abandoned him for her work; Angela, who's built a successful business, belittles her husband Marcus, who works for her; Mike is cruel to Sheila, his religious, overweight wife. During the week, each person's secret comes out. Will these marriages survive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Gavin is on the phone with Marcus and he says "you have nothing to worry about unless shes cooking grits" its a reference to another Tyler Perry movie Madeas Family Reunion. Madea was famous for "grit ball" where you pour a piping hot pam of grits onto the guy that has wronged you. See more »

Goofs

When Mike, Sheila, and Trina were boarding the plane, Trina called Sheila "Jill" when she offered her seat on the plane so she could sit next to Mike. See more »

Quotes

Patricia: Mike, Where's Sheila?
Mike: I made her drive, we took the plane. I should've made her walk, y'all know she fat as hell.
Patricia: Mike, do you hear what you are saying?
Diane: [to Patricia and Angela] Did he just say he made her drive?
Angela: I'm still stuck on the fat as hell part.
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks to: Bishop T.D. Jakes (for the "80/20 Rule") See more »

Connections

Remake of Why Did I Get Married? (2006) See more »

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Samba of Love
Written by Jay Weigel
Courtesy of Floating City Press
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Realism and Subtly Take a Vacation, but Likable Enough
11 May 2008 | by rddj05See all my reviews

You have to credit Mr. Perry for presenting to us what we so rarely get to see in American film; upper-class, professional African-American couples working through real-life relationship problems. Unfortunately, it's execution leaves a lot to be desired. Though Jill Scott turns in a spectacular performance, and Malik Joba and Tasha Smith are solid, the performances are uneven at best. It's a classic morality tale with more melodrama to fill an afternoon's worth of soap operas. Some of the characters are far too one-dimensional to be credible, including the absurdly sadistic Mike, and the nearly as absurd (and conveniently single) knight in shining armor, Sheriff Troy. There's something oddly antiseptic about the film. Even the arguments seem neat and clean, with well-defined in and out points. Sometimes it is shot like a film, sometimes (with awkward stage-like blocking), it is shot like a play being filmed in a theater proscenium. The screenplay (and direction) has some gaps of logic, but even more egregious is its exposition, which could be held up as a lesson to any aspiring screenwriter on how NOT to write it (eg, "Did you ever think we'd all turn out like this? Diane's a lawyer, I'm a doctor, you're a real estate mogul"). Unfortunately, this type of sloppy exposition abounds throughout. Realism and subtly take a vacation on this one, however, it's still a pleasant, if overly-simplistic, morality tale that's likable enough.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,353,789, 14 October 2007

Gross USA:

$55,204,525

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,862,886
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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