Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Source: Catholic News Service
Uplifting if at times heavy-handed melodrama set in Atlanta about a grievously wronged woman (Kimberly Elise) who tries to pick up the pieces of her life after her successful but coldhearted husband of 18 years (Steve Harris) demands a divorce, and who struggles to start anew with the support of a colorful extended family, including a plus-size, pistol-packing grandmother figure (played in drag by screenwriter Tyler Perry) and a chivalrous new love interest (Shemar Moore). Based on the stage play by Perry and directed by Darren Grant, this woman-overcoming-adversity movie mixes emotional drama, zany dark-edged comedy, and rousing gospel music resulting in a moving, fitfully funny and occasionally spiritually soaring affirmation of faith and family that celebrates the healing power of forgiveness. Some violence, including domestic abuse, mature thematic elements, an implied sexual encounter, brief drug content, and crude sexual language and humor. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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