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Kimberly Elise ... Helen
Steve Harris ... Charles
Shemar Moore ... Orlando
Tamara Taylor ... Debrah
Lisa Marcos ... Brenda
Tiffany Evans ... Tiffany
Cicely Tyson ... Myrtle
Tyler Perry ... Brian, Madea, Joe
Terrell Carter ... Reverend Carter
Carol Mitchell-Leon¹ ... Mildred
Avery Knight ... BJ
Vickie Eng ... Christina
Gary Sturgis ... Jamison
Bart Hansard ... Guard
Chandra Currelley-Young ... Chandra
Sho Dixon ... Child
Tamela Mann¹ ... Cora
Ric Reitz ... D.A
Lauren Leah Mitchell ... Doctor
Mike Pniewski ... Foreman
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Judge
L. Warren Young ... Judge
Judge Mablean Ephriam¹ ... Judge Ephriam
Tony Vaughn ... Juror
E. Roger Mitchell ... Kalvin
Cedric Pendleton ... Max
Richard Reed ... Bailiff
Joe Washington ... Reporter
Kate Donadio ... Secretary
Crystal Porter ... Woman
Ryan Gentles ... Bartender
Ronnie Garrett ... Band Member
Marcus Williams ... Band Member #2
Earl Fleming ... Band Member #3
Christian Keyes ... Man Proposing

Directed by: Darren Grant
Written by: Tyler Perry
Produced by: Tyler Perry, Reuben Cannon
Distributor: Lions Gate Films

US: 25 MARCH 2005
UK: 00 TBA 2005

Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise) seemingly had the perfect life with husband Charles McCarter (Steve Harris). Over the years, Helen has been a faithful and loving wife, while Charles built a successful and lucrative career as a prominent Atlanta attorney. They wear the latest fashions, drive the nicest cars, have all the possessions they need, and they live on an expansive estate complete with an extravagant mansion, swimming pool, tennis court and all the trappings of wealth - a little piece of paradise away from the city. However, on the eve of their 18th wedding anniversary, Helen's paradise begins to crumble as Charles announces that he wants a divorce. He abruptly and literally tosses Helen out of the mansion to make room for the other woman. With all of her possessions packed in a moving van, Helen starts on her journey to put the pieces of her life back together. Through the assistance of her friends, family, faith, and a twist of fate, Helen finds the strength and empowerment she needs to get control of her circumstances. She also finds that the tragic events of her life soon become comic, especially with the guidance and help - mostly unsolicited, by the way - of her pot-smoking, gun-toting, and much beloved grandmother figure Madea (Tyler Perry).
Black is the new black. It's nice to hear of a mainly African-American movie that doesn't appear to be about rap, gangstas and other stereotypes.

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"No He Didn't" -- Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise) gives in to temptation and dances with Orlando (Shemar Moore)


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