Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns

Perry, Tyler

SKU: 031398236139

UPC 031398236139
Release Date 2008-07-01
Studio Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Discs 2
Length 101
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Adapted from the stage play, TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS is a touching family drama and very funny romantic comedy rolled into one. Angela Bassett gives one of the best performances of her career as Brenda, a single mother trying to raise three children, from three different men, in the Chicago projects. After the plant where she works with her best friend, Cheryl (Sofia Vergara), closes down, she can no longer afford her rent, electricity, or day care. But when a surprise letter arrives telling her that the father she never knew has died, and inviting her to the reading of the will and the funeral in Georgia, she has nowhere else to go, so she and her kids, Michael (Lance Gross), Tosha (Chloe Bailey), and Lena (Mariana Tolbert), head down south to meet her half-sisters and -brothers. Her newfound extended family includes the overemotional Vera (Jenifer Lewis), who is suspicious of Brenda; the wacky Leroy Brown (David Mann), who mangles the English language and wears some hysterical outfits; and the steady L.B. (Frankie Faison), who is married to the sweet and caring Sarah (Margaret Avery) and has become the patriarch now that Pops Brown has died. In the meantime, Michael, a high school basketball star, is being pursued by Harry (Rick Fox), a talent scout who is also interested in Brenda. Bassett is outstanding as the dedicated mother who sacrifices her personal life in order to do whatever she can for her children. But Mann nearly steals the show as the wild and crazy Leroy, especially during the funeral scene (outtakes of which run during the closing credits). Perry, the creator of such hit films as DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN and MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION as well as the television series HOUSE OF PAYNE (all of which feature recurring characters), also appears in the film as Uncle Joe and, in a riotous subplot, Madea, who is on the run from the law.Angela Bassett, as Brenda, turns in the most forceful and self-possessed performance seen in a Perry film.MADEA GOES TO JAIL is both slapstick adn social drama, and it is certainly the most confident mix of the two that Perry has managed to achieve with this particular part of his vast media franchise.
Cast David Mann (Star)
Mariana Tolbert (Star)
Tyler Perry (Director)
Reuben Cannon (Producer)
Angela Bassett (Star)
Rick Fox (Star)
Irma P. Hall (Star)
Aaron Zigman (Composer)
Margaret Avery (Star)
Tyler Perry (Star)
Chloe Bailey (Star)
Jenifer Lewis (Star)
Sandi Sissel (Director of Photography)
Tamela Mann (Star)
Tyler Perry (Screenwriter)
Lance Gross (Star)
Sofia Vergara (Star)
Frankie Faison (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles DVD Features: 2-Disc Set Widescreen - 1080p Audio: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 - English DTS HD 5.1 - English Subtitles - English, Spanish Additional Release Material: Featurettes - 1. Angela and Rick: Meet the Lovebirds 2. Bakin' It and Shakin' It With Mr. Brown 3. Jenifer Lewis: Unleashed 4. Meet the Manns 5. The Browns are Born: The Story of MEET THE BROWNS 6. The Music of MEET THE BROWNS Additional Products: Digital Copy
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.75000
Depth 7.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Additional Footage,BluRay HD-DVD,Closed Captioned,DVD Included,Includes Digital Copy,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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