Friday, June 19, 2009

My First Madea: Madea Goes To Jail

So I watched my first Tyler Perry movie with the in-laws -- Madea Goes to Jail.

I am not sure what to think of this movie. Tyler Perry is not Ron Howard, I know that.

There definitely was laughter. There was occasional boredom - but I give it credit for carrying out what feels like a Saturday Night Live sketch for a feature length.

I don't know if all Tyler Perry films are like Madea Goes to Jail in that it often times, deals with heavy material in a campy style, in the midst of uproar-worthy sketches, but despite what seems somewhat amateur, it is also somewhat appealing.

Too often the drama and the comedy are separate. And I think somehow Tyler Perry's crazy off the wall characters somehow connect with something real in a unique and powerful way.

If you've indulged/endured a Tyler Perry film or show what's your take? Has Tyler Perry created something meaningful with value, or just a goofy/amateur/cheap comedy?

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