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Diary Of A Mad Black Woman ((INSTALL))

Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a 2005 American romantic comedy drama[2] film directed by Darren Grant and written by Tyler Perry. Inspired by the play of the same name, it marks the debut feature film of Perry, in addition to being the first entry in the Madea film franchise. The film stars Perry alongside Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore, and Cicely Tyson. The film tells the story of a woman who is thrown out of her house by her husband on their 18th wedding anniversary as she moves in with her grandmother. This was the only Tyler Perry scripted film not to be directed by Tyler Perry.

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

This movie never decides what it wants and what it is. Helen has to deconstruct her life and rebuild from the inside out. She gets a job as a waitress and visits her mother (Cecily Tyson) in a nursing home. She is at first angry with Orlando, then too proud to accept his help and unable to believe that any man could be good to her, but finally ready to give and accept love. Then Charles comes back into her life. This time he needs her. Helen has to decide what she wants and who she is. The movie tries to have it both ways, asking us to root for Helen when she is a pious victim and a, well, "mad black woman." It teeters unsteadily between crude humor and soulful faith.

Elise is a lovely actress who looks exquisite as she suffers and she makes the most of the soapy melodrama. Moore is an appealing knight in shining armor and Tyson, as always, adds some class. Perry's wild caricature of a drag performance as Madea seems to be from an entirely different movie. If Diary of a Mad Black Woman had been written by white people, the portrayal would have been called racist, sexist, and just plain embarrassing. Perry's old man is a one-joke dud, but his role as Brian shows some presence and conviction. One-note characters like the crack addict and the drug dealer probably worked better on stage but just seem cardboard-y on screen. Helen's next diary entry just might be to wish for a better script.

Without the interruptions by Grandma Madea, the movie would be about Helen as a shattered woman who (1) tells the judge Charles can keep all his assets, because she doesn't want a penny; (2) goes to work as a waitress; and (3) is courted by the handsome Orlando, who is kind, understanding, sincere and knows how to listen to women. (1) is impossible, because no judge is going to let a wife abandoned by an adulterer after 18 years walk away without a penny, but never mind. Does Helen find happiness with Orlando?

3. Perry gave himself the OK to play not just an older woman but also multiple characters onscreen after seeing and admiring Eddie Murphy's performance as both male and female members of one family in The Nutty Professor sequel The Klumps. In Diary, Perry plays Madea; Madea's lascivious brother Uncle Joe, a character that first appeared in I Know I've Been Changed; and Joe's straitlaced son, Brian.

"When I first got the script, it was kind of scary," Elise admitted to MovieWeb in 2005. "I was like, 'A guy dressed as a woman? That's not funny. I don't get it.' It wasn't until I sat down with Tyler, basically, and we all sat around and read the script. I couldn't make it through the script without absolutely dying."

Our purpose for hosting this event is to delve into the stereotype of the angry black woman. We will discuss how this stereotype can negatively impact academic performance, intimate relationships, family life, and self-image of black women. In addition, participants will discuss how women can overcome this stereotype and accentuate more positive images. Our target audience is Black female faculty, staff and students. However, we are hoping that all Auburn students will attend as we feel that there is wisdom that all students can gain from this program. It is our aim to utilize this event as a platform to empower and honor Black female students who have excelled at Auburn University and beyond.

The first is a broadly melodramatic romance in which Helen (Kimberly Elise), the titular mad black woman and spurned spouse of insanely successful lawyer Charles McCarter (Steve Harris), finds love in the arms of a blue-collar Adonis named Orlando (Shemar Moore). How broad is it? Let me put it this way: CinemaScope ain't wide enough to contain the scenery chewing here, which includes a wife getting even with her lying, cheating dog of a husband for throwing her out of the house (literally) by throwing him out of his wheelchair . . . and into a bathtub filled with two feet of water. 041b061a72


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