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Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral

also known as “Um Funeral em Família”
MPA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPA) for crude sexual content, language, and drug references throughout.
Moral Rating: Not Recommended—Avoid
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Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Comedy
Length: 1 hr. 49 min.
Year of Release: 2019
USA Release: March 1, 2019 (wide—2,442 theaters)
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Featuring Tyler PerryMadea / Joe / Brian / Heathrow
Cassi Davis … Aunt Bam
Patrice Lovely … Hattie
Mike Tyson … Roy
Ciera Payton … Sylvia
Kj Smith … Carol
Quin Walters … Renee
Aeriél Miranda … Gia
Jen Harper … Vianne
Courtney Burrell … A.J.
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Director Tyler Perry
Producer The Tyler Perry Company
Tyler Perry Studios
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Distributor: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Trademark logo.
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets.”

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Negative—Sorry, but this movie was a huge disappoint. Vulgar to the extreme. I took a friend who had never been to a Madea movie before. I was so embarrassed.

I will no longer support Madea movies. Tyler Perry needs to clean up his act. As a Christian, I know that Christ would not want me to see this kind of a picture. Just as the world is changing, so are the movies. So sad it had to go this way.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 2½
Patricia Maletto, age 81 (USA)
Negative—I always liked the Madea movies, and liked that Tyler Perry always added something about Jesus to the movies. Madea is a riot. However, there was no mention in this movie, and it was extremely inappropriate—disgusting actually, had I known, I would not of gone to see it—sexually disgusting.

It’s actually very sad; I feel Tyler Perry has lost his way. I remember seeing him humble, just starting on the 700 Club. Money, fame, and Hollywood has not been a friend, it seems. I will pray for him to find his way back, because without Jesus, none of that matters. Very disappointing.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4
Pat, age 58 (USA)
Negative—I am very disappointed that Tyler Perry would stoop so low, and agree that he needs to clean up his act. I am sorry for wasting my time and money on such an offensive movie. It’s like Tyler thinks he can override the disgusting sexual content with humor, passivity and by adding some Christian advice here and there. This movie is a mockery to the Christian faith. It is sad how people will sell out their Christian values for popularity and money. This movie is shameful. I cannot recommend this movie to anyone.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: no opinion
Marie, age 68 (USA)
Negative—I have never been so grieved in my spirit to watch a movie so horribly portraying one who claims to be a follower of Jesus Christ—saddens me to my core. I have much to pray on this topic and have much better things to do with my time than fill it with mindless perversion that makes me cry out even more for God’s return to come quickly… for not one is found worthy, but Him.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: ½
Marci, age 35 ()
Negative—Beware. This movie was crude and heavy on the sexual references. Very disappointed in Tyler Perry. I felt like I was watching a R-rated movie. Even had to sit through the F-word. Disgusting, all the talk of [illicit] sex. Usually you hear a positive message or talk of Jesus that can bring sinners into the light in a Perry movie, Not in this movie. The woman who lost her husband goes off with another man in the end, taking her ho-bag with her. Disgusting. Perry needs our prayers, shame on him.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
Tammy, age 52 (USA)

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Secular Movie Critics
…an exposé of the demons that can undermine people still chafing against oppressed options. …“A Madea Family Funeral” isn’t good, exactly, but it’s Perry good. It combines weaponized comedy and sexualized soap opera in a way that defuses all shame. …
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
…If writer-director-star Tyler Perry makes good on his threat to make A Madea Family Funeral the final film featuring his larger-than-life comedic heroine, then Madea will going out with a whimper and not with a bang, even by Perry standards. …
Alonso Duralde, The Wrap
… The (often improvised) scenes involving Perry's elderly trio give the film genuine comic spark and energy. But when we're left with the grieving family and their sexual secrets, the movie has the dramatic and visual flatness of a TV soap opera. …
Alonso Duralde, The Wrap
…typically slapdash effort… combining raucous comedy and turgid melodrama to undigestible effect…has a tossed-off quality, giving the impression it was written and shot over a long weekend. …
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
…a bit of a mess, formally and technically… The movie is the usual plateful of low humor and high melodrama, in no particular hurry to make its way through a busy plot. …
A.O. Scott, The New York Times
…At its best, the movie is as pleasurable as watching a Jerry Springer episode with rambling and periodically hilarious commentary from your most old-school and ill-mannered relatives. …
Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Magazine (Toronto)
…the audience isn’t getting a deal… Most of the jokes don’t really land as Perry intends. …
Kimber Myers, Los Angeles Times