Perry originally created the famous character based on his own mother and aunt. Depicted as a tough, elderly Black woman and portrayed by Perry, Madea made her first appearance in the stage play, I Can Do Bad All By Myself , before appearing in 10 more plays by Perry, as well as various TV shows and even a book. Though they are often panned by critics, nearly every film in the franchise has been a profitable venture for Lionsgate. According to THR , the project will begin production at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta ahead of its debut on streaming service sometime in
The Family Reunion T. Elliott's "The Family Reunion" is a play about the return to home, and the looking back at ghosts of the past. The play starts with Harry returning to his boyhood home for his mother's birthday. The plot centers around Harry's return, the mystery surrounding his wife's death, and his family's desire to have Harry take over the role as head of the household. It's an anticipated return, one that they all have been waiting for. There are concurrent plots threading through.
While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces. Myrtle : Family reunions are about uniting the family, bringing together the young and old. Singing and dancing and thanking God, giving him the glory.
Tyler Perry took my advice. Based upon Perry's unique theatrical play of the same name, "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" was a woefully inadequate, histrionic and forced film that never quite achieved Perry's balance between laughs and authentic moral lessons. Despite my rather scathing C-, "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" was, indeed, financially successful and has afforded Perry the chance to try again with yet another original stage production, "Madea's Family Reunion". Many of Diary's problems remain present in Family Reunion, but this time around Perry didn't trust his vision to someone else and the film is a considerable improvement in just about every way over Perry's first. In "Madea's Family Reunion," we again meet Madea dealing with family issues in her unique funny yet tender way.