Tyler Perry’s Madea

I’m not afraid to admit it, openly and honestly before the web public, Jennifer and I are serious Madea fan’s. 

Not everyone will agree with us.  These movies have foul language and drug use.  But we think they are absolutely hilarious.

We got to see Madea Goes to Jail last night.  Tyler Perry has this unique way of mixing issues of faith and Christianity with urban, innercity African-American culture.  I think his work is brilliant.

Perry has been outspoken about his faith and desire to include it in his films.  “The thing about it is, I don’t know why [faith is] never talked about in film,” Perry told beliefnet.com. “There are people [making films] who believe, but I think they’re people who believe in the closet. They believe very quietly. There’s this huge separation of church and state. I’m not afraid to mix the two. I’m not afraid to have a character say, ‘I am a Christian,’ or, ‘I believe in God,’ because I think they represent real people on this earth.”

While this was not the best Madea film, in my humble opinion, it did feature many redeeming elements.  A committed pastor preaching in a women’s prison and walking the streets reaching out to prostitutes.  A man willing to do whatever it takes to help a friend in need.  A powerful message of forgiveness when we have been wronged by others.  Taking responsibility for your own actions and not playing the victim role.

Good stuff coming from Hollywood and from Tyler Perry.  I hope more Madea films are made.

To read the Plugged In Online review, click here.

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