Movie Review: Madea’s Witness Protection


Tyler Perry’s Madea franchise has generated about $1 billion in revenue.  Mr. Perry’s first play opened on July 8, 1992 to an audience of thirty people.

Madea’s Witness Protection was released today, and I couldn’t wait to see it.  Denise Richards and Doris Roberts stole the movie.  It was inspired by the question:  What would happen if Bernie Madoff had to live with Madea?

Madea’s nephew, Brian Simmons, has become a U.S. Attorney responsible for prosecuting the Ponzi scheme from Atlanta.  He offers his Aunt Madea $4,000/week to protect his witnesses.  One of the funniest bits in the movie is when Brian’s father Joe reconnects with Barbara (played by Ms. Roberts), who has dementia but wickedly remembers Joe.

Mr. Perry wearing fake Chanel is worth the price of a ticket.  The funniest scene in the movie is Madea trying to remove her flats at the airport without flashing Mr. Perry’s junk.  Be sure to stay for the out-takes that play while the credits roll.  Hysterical!

Tyler Perry and Jay Leno

Mr. Perry was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night.  The interview touched on a wide variety of subjects and is well worth watching.  Mr. Perry’s interview on Good Morning America this week was very funny.  The host didn’t know how to pronounce “Madea.”

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2 responses to “Movie Review: Madea’s Witness Protection

  1. Helllllur!!!!Can’t wait to see it! Medea always makes me scream with laughter. Thanks for the review & pics

  2. Hellllur, Julie! When you go, can you please make special note of what Doris Roberts is wearing when she arrives at Madea’s? RitaAnita and I remember it as a teal and burnt orange shawl, but the pulicity photos show a brown velvet jacket.

    I’m also trying to figure out whether Madea’s suits are Chanel or St. John’s knock-offs or perhaps a blend of both. Madea’s Tyra walk is a stitch when you remember that they dated once upon a time.

    The movie isn’t as good as Mr. Deeds or as “wet your pants” funny as some of the other Madea movies.

    Sending hugs,
    Anne Caroline

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