I Can Do Bad All by Myself

I Can Do Bad All by Myself

DVD - 2010
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After Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with them. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. Now, April has to decide between her old ways and the new possibilities of family, faith, and love.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 19, 2018

This movie was a somewhat strange comedy/musical that starred Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Johnson, and Mary J. Blige. This movie features Madea, an old woman played by Tyler Perry, who catches three siblings trying to raid her home, so she sends them away to live with their aunt April. She’s busy being a nightclub singer, but finally agrees to letting them in. The movie was kind of ridiculous at times especially since Tyler Perry was playing an old woman, but it did have some serious underlying messages. I would rate this movie 3.5/5 stars and recommend it to those who like comedic films.
- @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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abbi_g
Jan 12, 2017

I think Taraji P. Henson is a good actress; however, I thought that I Can Do Bad All By Myself was too predictable and I didn't see the point in having Madea's character in this film.

aaa5756 Apr 26, 2013

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

mamiuno Sep 06, 2012

diz diva got 2men wit her,da lowlife n da gud head on da shouldahz type....luv'd it drama n love...........................alota drama.......

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joseph
Feb 22, 2010

Fair - I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009) 113 min. Tyler Perry is back as Madea. As all Perry films, there are strong religious themes sprinkled throughout and well-intentioned. Though this film does have a decent plot and a scene that is sure to draw some Kleenex, the acting and pace is not up to par. The film is also overly lengthy given two musical numbers that are completely useless (one by Gladys Knight and the other by Mary J. Blige).

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aaa5756 Apr 26, 2013

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington

aaa5756 Apr 26, 2013

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” ― Victor Hugo

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