Diary Of A Mad Black Woman (2005)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B

USA, 2005.  , , , , .  Screenplay by , based on his play.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Tyler Perry.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

adapts one of his incredibly successful plays to the big screen with terrible results.  does her best but cannot give anything genuine to this bombastic tale of heartbreak and revenge, as a woman married to wealthy  who thinks her life is in perfect order. One day, husband comes home and announces that she is out on the street and has been replaced, leaving her with nothing but the clothing on her back. After rebuilding herself with the help of her mother, her grandmother (Perry, ridiculous in drag) and a new man (), Harris falls on bad luck and is in need of her care. Now Elise has the opportunity to either get revenge, or be the bigger person. Perry sets up a wonderful scenario, but the uneven, awkwardly directed plot features some embarrassingly overdone drama and cheesy romance.

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