My God, where to begin.
Tyler Perry is obviously a man who knows where the butter on his bread comes from. He writes cindarella stories, over and over again. But Madea serves as his Greek Chorus. She provides enough realism to make the sugary sweet plot devices acceptable. These devices include: Tall handsome billionaire who is engaged to the wrong woman. The right woman who is destitute and desperate and being stepped on by the world. Ann angry youg Black man who beats women up. Poor confused children caught in the crossfire. Rich handsome Billionaire falls in love with the right woman ---- only after she learns to let her defenses down. She has these defenses up (she is a bitch, but we learn WHY she is a bitch) because the world has been and always is so unspeakably cruel to her.
And they all live happily ever after.
Madea is sorely needed in this movie, where we are asked to stomach the most egregiously childish plot since Cindarella first darkened our story-telling doorsteps.
Tyler Perry If you ever read these reviews, how about taking some friendly advice?
Write a movie in which EVERYBODY is poor. Or middle class. They triumph in smaller ways. Happiness does not come as a result of finding a billionaire to marry. They change and grow as people --- in learning to see another human being's point of view. They are transported from their own lives into someone else's and it changes them forever.
Jack Lemmon gave a beautiful speech when he won one of his lifetime achievement awards. Don't remember which one. He talked about why he was so grateful to have had a career as an actor. He said, "There, in the dark, I am able to tell a story, reach into a person's heart and change their worldview forever. I can soften a heart turned to stone, I can stiffen the spine of a man beaten to mush. I can do that by telling a story."
There is more to storytelling than confirmation bias.