Picture from Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Overall C-

When Helen Mc Carter (Kimberly Elise) is thrown out of her own home by her two-timing husband Charles (Steve Harris), she's not just mad-- she's also determined to get even. The movie is based on Tyler Perry's stage play of the same name, and features the author in several roles, including Grandma Madea and Great Uncle Joe.

Violence C
Sexual Content C
Profanity C-
Substance Use D

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements, crude sexual references and some violence.

Talk to your kids about…

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Although forgiveness is an important message in this film, do you believe Helen has truly changed her feelings for Charles in such a short space of time? Is seeking revenge part of being able to forgive someone?

In this film, some characters have to practice tough love. Is it sometimes difficult to let others face the consequences for their decisions? Why is change and redemption a personal pursuit?