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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

Madea Goes to Jail

Overview


Genre

Comedy

Release Date

February 20, 2009

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

103 min.

Studio

Lionsgate Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Tyler Perry

Producer

Tyler Perry, Reuben Cannon

Screenwriter

Tyler Perry

Starring

Story


At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail." This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer!

After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea (Tyler Perry) in front of the judge, her reprieve is short-lived as anger management issues get the best of her and land her in jail. A gleeful Joe (Tyler Perry) couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But Madea's eccentric family members the Browns (David and Tamela Mann) rally behind her, lending their special "country" brand of support.

Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway (Derek Luke) is on the fast track to career success. But Hardaway lands a case too personal to handle - defending young prostitute and former drug addict Candace Washington (Keisha Knight Pulliam) - and asks his fiancee and fellow ADA Linda Holmes (Ion Overman) to fill in on his behalf. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young woman, protecting her in a "motherly" way as only Madea can.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Greg Mathis, Linda Mathis
"Madea Goes to Jail" New York Premiere - Arrivals
Feb 18, 2009
Greg Mathis
"Madea Goes to Jail" New York Premiere - Arrivals
Feb 18, 2009

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..wildly uneven effort..”
by Joe Leydon [Variety]
“..satisfying and frustrating..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
“..wholly watchable..”
by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]