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Madea Goes to Jail

Tyler Perry's female alter ego makes another big screen appearance in Madea Goes To Jail. This time, the out-spoken granny (played by Tyler Perry) gets herself thrown in the slammer. But that is not all bad, because the place is full of people hungry for a helping of her tough love, including a prostitute named Candy (Keshia Knight Pulliam). Get the movie review and more. »

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Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 20 Feb 2009
Video Release: 16 Jun 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Release Date: 20 February 2009

This movie is opening in limited release, so we will be unable to review it. For your convenience, we have compiled the following information:

Synopsis:

Tyler Perry’s female alter ego makes another big screen appearance in Madea Goes To Jail. This time, the out-spoken granny (played by Tyler Perry) gets herself thrown in the slammer. But that is not all bad, because the place is full of people hungry for a helping of her tough love, including a prostitute named Candy (Keshia Knight Pulliam).

Director: Tyler Perry

Cast: Tyler Perry, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Derek Luke

Content Information:

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

Sexual Content:

- Mild sexual references and innuendo.

Language:

- Profanities are used.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- References are made to the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

- Portrayals of substance abuse.

Of Special Note:

Tyler Perry’s grumpy grandma makes an appearance in Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea’s Family Reunion. Other stars in this movie include Keshia Knight Pulliam (who may be best known for her role as Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show, and can be seen in the film The Gospel) and Derek Luke (who played the title role in Antwone Fisher).

Home Video Notes: Madea Goes to Jail releases to DVD on June 16, 2009. Presented in either widescreen or full frame, both editions offer audio tracks in Dolby Digital 2.0 and Dolby Digital 5.1 (English and Spanish), with subtitles in English and Spanish. Bonus materials include the following featurettes: Madea Is Back, Leroy Law Brown, Looking for the Big House, Bringing in the Heavy Hitters, Madea’s Crazy and You Have the Right to Remain Silent!

Madea Goes to Jail is rated PG-13: for mature thematic material, drug content, some violence and sexual situations.

Cast: Tyler Perry, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Derek Luke
Studio: 2009 Lions Gate Films
Website: Official site for Madea Goes to Jail.

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