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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) Movie Information

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Darren Grant


Kimberly Elise
Steve Harris
Tyler Perry
Cicely Tyson
Shemar Moore
Tamara Taylor





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Tia Maria 01/10/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The movie title confused me at first, as it tricks you into the thinking that violent old black lady is the mad women, when really it is Helen, the main character. Diary Of A Mad Black Woman is about Helen, and her struggle through a divorce. Her husband Charles had been cheating on her with another woman, and had 2 children with her, age 2-3, by the time Charles told her he wanted a divorce. A chick flick most definitely, so guys stay away. I cried throughout most of this movie, because this film was made in such a way that it compells you and makes you feel what helen is going through.

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White Americans are pretty reserved when it comes to anything but laughing or crying at the movies. Heckling, applauding, or spouting “No he didn’t”s are rare from a mainly-cracker audience. Fortunately, when I saw Diary of a Mad Black Woman, we honkies were the minority. Surrounded by a crowd full of vocal, enthusiastic moviegoers indeed improved the movie – from, say, tripe to Vienna sausages.

Kimberly Elise stars as Helen, the housewife of powerful attorney Charles (Steve Harris). On their 18th wedding anniversary, Charles brings home his “new” ho (with whom he has a 5 year-old son) and immediately tosses Helen to the curb. Conveniently, the U-Haul out front (so, that’s why it was parked there!) is full of Helen’s things and a hunky driver (Shemar Moore – “The Young and the Re...

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