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Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself [P&S] [DVD] [2009]


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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (28 out of 28)

    Special Features

    • "A Soulful Ensemble" featurette
    • "Tyler's Block Party" featurette
    • "The Power of Music" featurette
    • Closed Captioned


    Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself
    A hard-living nightclub singer discovers the importance of family with the help of a handsome Mexican immigrant in this inspirational comedy drama from writer/director Tyler Perry. When pistol-packing granny Madea (Perry) awakens to the sound of her home being ransacked by wayward teen Jennifer (Hope Olaide Wilson) and her two younger brothers, she promptly marches the troubled kids over their aunt April's house. But despite being the only relative the kids can turn to, April (Taraji P. Henson) is hardly a role model; a self-destructive songbird with a serious drinking problem, she spends her nights at the club and relies on her married boyfriend, Raymond, to pay the bills. Suddenly, into April's life wanders Sandino (Adam Rodriguez), a hard-luck immigrant in search of some honest work. Before long, Sandino has moved into April's basement room, and formed a solid connection with the kids. The closer April and Sandino grow, the more April begins to recognize the importance of faith and family. When the time comes to say goodbye to her old ways and start a new life, the wounded chanteuse realizes that she may have finally found the true love that's always eluded her. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Taraji P. Henson
      Taraji P. Henson - April
    • Adam Rodriguez
      Adam Rodriguez - Sandino
    • Tyler Perry
      Tyler Perry - Madea, Joe
    • Hope Olaide Wilson
      Hope Olaide Wilson - Jennifer

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A must see movie.


      I saw the movie when things in my life were really tough. The movie made me laugh, cry and laugh more. The church scenes were so good that I wanted to go find THAT church. The sense of community was awesome. The friend telling a friend the truth. The family was disconnected then reconnected, because family is what matters in the end. There are so many wonderful things to say that I'm getting emotional writing and thinking about the movie. Thank you, Mr. Tyler Perry for common sense entertainment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Tyler Perry Never Disapoints!


      This was such a great movie! Tyler Perry never disapoints! This movie has a different story line, and is a fresh new movie. It is great. We rented it because we didnt know how good it was going to be, and we ended up loving it, and going to buy the movie right after we rented it! The only thing is we love Madea, and wish she was in the movie more!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another Tyler Perry Hit


      A great human interest story to lift your spirits and make you feel like there is a future for you other than a life of distasteful episodes. I have purchased every play and movie by Tyler Perry and love every single one. I may laugh harder at some of his movies than I do at others but he still can do no wrong in his story telling.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie


      Perry elevated his talents wiht this movie. I saw it when it was showing in the movie theatres. I can not wait to purchase it for the family for viewing. This movie will have you crying, then in a split microsecond have you crying laughing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Enjoyed this DVD


      Very good Tyler Perry film. Not preachy but very uplifting with life lessons that entertain as well as teach but triumphant in the end. Great movie but adult enough not to be kidish; Certain parts not for children under 13, adult topics

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A must see!


      I really like Tyler Perry's plays and movies. This one didn't disappoint. Taraji P. Henson is a great actress and played her part well. It was nice to see the cameos of other big name stars. A very heartwarming movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie


      I thought this was Tyler Perry's best movie yet. The music was great I think I will buy the CD. The child actors were also good and very convincing. I have seen all of Tyler Perry's movies, and I think this was the best one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie


      Good drama and little comedy to it make a great combination of what this movie is i enjoy all through. Director and Actor Tyler Perry took it to the next level with this one; can't wait to buy it on dvd.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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