After 20 yrs of portraying the feisty and often ferocious titular character Madea, Tyler Perry has decided to hang up the wig and lay the character to rest, pun intended. He’s currently on the “Madea Farewell Tour” and today Madea’s last film TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL hits theaters.
The closing book end of ten movies featuring Perry as Madea, who is what he describes as, “…exactly the PG version of my mother and my aunt,” the film finds the spirited senior citizen travelling to the backwoods of Georgia where she has to unexpectedly plan a funeral, and subsequently unearths a few sordid family secrets in the process.
I must admit, out of the ten movies that Madea was in, I’ve only thoroughly enjoyed three: “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” starring Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez and Mary J. Blige, “Madea’s Family Reunion” with Boris Kodjoe, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield and cameos by Maya Angelou and Cicely Tyson, and Perry’s (and Madea’s) big screen début “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” featuring Kimberly Elise, Shemar Moore, Cicely Tyson, and Steve Harris.
And I pretty much skipped out on seeing a few of the remaining but, since this is the swan song, I will check this one out in theaters to see how Perry ties up the journey for the self-described O.G.
“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” is rated PG-13 for crude sexual content, language, and drug references throughout and is open in theaters nationwide today. Check out a clip from the film below, and get additional info at the film’s official website here.
Until next thought, Thomasena