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Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 12 October 2007 (USA)
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The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.

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Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Terry
Sharon Leal ... Diane
Janet Jackson ... Patricia
Malik Yoba ... Gavin
Jill Scott ... Sheila
Richard T. Jones ... Mike
Tasha Smith ... Angela
Michael Jai White ... Marcus
Denise Boutte ... Trina
Lamman Rucker ... Sheriff Troy
Keesha Sharp ... Pam
Kaira Akita ... Keisha (as Kaira Whitehead)
Sheri Mann Stewart ... Professor Stewart
Brian Bremer ... Jay
Bart Hansard ... Bartender
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Storyline

Dr. Patricia Agnew, a psychologist, has written a best seller about marriage: hers and those of three other couples who together take a week's vacation each year to ask themselves, "Why did I get married?" It's time for one of those weeks, and all four relationships are strained: Patricia and her husband Gavin have the shadow of grief between them; Terry believes that Diane has abandoned him for her work; Angela, who's built a successful business, belittles her husband Marcus, who works for her; Mike is cruel to Sheila, his religious, overweight wife. During the week, each person's secret comes out. Will these marriages survive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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...Because two are stronger than one. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,353,759, 14 October 2007

Gross USA:

$55,184,721
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tyler Perry approached composer Aaron Zigman to work on his film after appreciating Zigman's score for Akeelah and the Bee (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Mike, Sheila, and Trina were boarding the plane, Trina called Sheila "Jill" when she offered her seat on the plane so she could sit next to Mike. See more »

Quotes

[after Mike's secret is revealed at the dinner table]
Troy: I think I should probably go.
Terry: No. I think you need to stay. We'll probably need some law enforcement up in here.
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks to: Bishop T.D. Jakes (for the "80/20 Rule") See more »

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You Belong to Me
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Performed by Anita Baker
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Actually a very good movie
1 November 2007 | by ljarsonbeck-1See all my reviews

I just caught this film it is about relationships, marriage and the concept of expecting perfection vs. the reality of every day life weighing in on relationships. I laughed often and cried several times as well.

On the whole this was white cinema done with black faces but such a trend is long over due (if I have to watch one more trailer about how hard life in the hood without anyone fixxing their situation or the benefits to selling drugs and pimping I may go on a shooting spree). However, don't let this fool you-the writing was top rate and while some dialogue rehash there was a lot of very original dialogue as well. My only real complaint of the film was its sterility in many shots a lack of warmth within some home settings and among the performers as a whole.

There seemed to be little genuine commaraderie between the actors particularly in the earlier scenes. They were supposed to be friends since college but they were stiff in their reuniting with each other.

Also there is the scene were the overweight wife is forced to drive to the reunion by herself and all the women are worried for her safety yet when she enters the cabin the next day no one runs over to greet her they wait for her to come to them. Despite some of these often repeated mistakes (not just here but in other movies) this movie was very very good. I enjoyed it almost as much as The Four Seasons but unlike the Four Seasons this film follows all the characters all the way through the film- a nice touch in giving overall closure. Janet Jackson was my least favorite; portraying the celebrated novelist who lost a child but the the other performances were powerful enough to over shadowed her lack of depth. This was the first Tyler Perry film I have seen and I must say his 2 weeks at top box office is well justified here.


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