The comedy finds Tyler Perry reprising his role as the iconic tough-talking grandma character he created over 20 years ago. A Madea Homecoming will have plenty of familiar faces. Tamela Mann as Cora, David Mann as Mr. Brown and Cassi Davis Patton as Aunt Bam. Joining the Madea franchise all-stars are Gabrielle Dennis, Brandon Black, Isha Blaaker, plus a guest appearance from iconic Irish actor Brendan O’Carroll as Agnes Brown.
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Tyler Perry’s Unique Brand of Humour Comes Alive in A Madea Homecoming
Madea is one of the most recognizable characters in African-American culture. Tyler Perry created Madea, a pistol-packing, brash, stubborn, boisterous and overprotective woman. Many have loved her and have spawned multiple movies, plays, and television shows.
In this newest Madea movie, Madea attends her great-grandson’s college graduation party, where not everything is as it seems. Family secrets are revealed from all angles, including cheating and a secret child. But don’t worry; it’s all wrapped up in an excellent little package thanks to the one and only Mabel “Madea” Simmons. This movie is sure to be another hit that will have audiences laughing out loud.
Tyler Perry has done a lot to help define black culture in America over the last decade. His plays and films have tackled issues like drugs, domestic violence, infidelity and more from a black perspective that mainstream Hollywood rarely touches.
And out of all his creations (including but not limited to his various “Madea” characters), nothing is more iconic than Tyler Perry’s Madea character herself.
A Madea Homecoming – Perfect to Catch Up on All the Zany Antics
Madea is more significant than life — even though she’s only about five feet tall. She’s got a cheeky sense of humour and even a brasher sense of style, and a tendency towards snarky humour that would make Big Momma jealous.
As the title suggests, it’s a homecoming of sorts for Perry’s beloved character. For those who have seen Tyler Perry’s past films or plays, you already know that Madea is a no-nonsense yet fun-loving character. She’ll often advise others around her in a straight-shooting manner that sometimes gets her into trouble with the law (hence her “lawless” title).
However, she always has everyone’s best interest at heart. But with all of the drama surrounding this family reunion, it looks like even Madea might be overwhelmed by what she finds out about certain members of her family tree—but not before she gets to put some people in their place first.
One Feisty Show of a Hilarious Comeback: A Madea Homecoming is a Must-Watch
Madea, the elderly and feisty African American woman, created by Tyler Perry in the late 1990s, has always been an acquired taste. After a long absence, Tyler Perry’s beloved character Madea is making her return to the big screen in the film.
On the Netflix page for the film, the description reads, “As she gathers her family under one roof for an unexpected reunion, Madea must learn to reconcile all the drama that comes with family and let go of old baggage.”
The film centres around her great-grandson’s college graduation as guests flock to what is supposed to be a happy occasion. But hidden secrets, family drama and unexpected revelations threaten to ruin the celebratory reunion and leave Madea with more work to do than ever before.
But no worries, Madea has it all under control — all it takes is dragging the messy characters out of hiding, some threats of violence, some good old fashioned intimidation and a lot of sass. Madea has been a staple in American comedy and drama for nearly 20 years now, and Tyler Perry has made a career out of playing her.
Stream it Or Skip It?
If you’re a Madea fan, chances are you’ve already seen the movie. You were watching it with your family while holding your side from laughing so hard at Madea’s silly comments and antics, or maybe you were watching it alone in your room and talking to the screen.
Either way, you know what to expect — humour that all but guarantees a lot of belly laughs.
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