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Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns

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Source: Catholic News Service

Listless romantic comedy about a struggling inner-city Chicago single mother (Angela Bassett) who falls for her son's (Lance Gross) generous basketball trainer (Rick Fox) while also getting to know her long-absent, recently deceased father's other children (Jenifer Lewis and David Mann, among others). Writer-director Perry's screen adaptation of his own play interweaves predictable dramatic developments with broad, sometimes off-color humor. Some sexual and scatological jokes, occasional crude and crass language, a brief scene of drug use, and an abortion reference. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 --- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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