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Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself

April (Taraji P. Henson) has managed to do bad all by herself. But the self-centered, hard-living lounge singer must reconsider her ways when she is forced by Madea (Tyler Perry in his female persona) to care for her sister's three children. The unwelcomed life adjustment is further complicated when April also takes in a boarder (Adam Rodriguez), who is both handsome and fatherly. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 113
Theater Release: 11 Sep 2009
Video Release: 12 Jan 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Tyler Perry has created several films around the character Madea (played by Tyler Perry in drag). We have reviewed Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea’s Family Reunion. Other titles he has worked on included Madea Goes to Jail, Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns

Home Video Extra Features

Tyler Perry’s: I Can Do Bad All By Myself is releasing to DVD on January 12, 2010. The disc includes an audio commentary and a photo gallery.

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