When Madea, America’s favorite pistol-packing grandma, catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of her married boyfriend Randy, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April’s basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Randy and the new possibilities of family, faith…and even true love.
Lionsgate and TPS Present A Reuben Cannon/Lionsgate Production. An uplifting drama infused with music and Tyler Perry’s trademark mixture of laughter and heart, TYLER PERRY’S I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF stars Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Brian White, Hope Olaidé Wilson, Kwesi Boakye, Freddy Siglar and Tyler Perry, and features dramatic and musical performances by Gladys Knight, Marvin L. Winans and Mary J. Blige, who performs an original song penned by chart-topping R&B writer/performer/producer Ne-Yo.
Starring: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson and Adam Rodriguez
Supporting actors: Brian White, Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight, Marvin L. Winans, Hope Olaidé Wilson, Freddy Siglar, Kwesi Boakye
Directed by: Tyler Perry
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 113 minutes
Release year: 2009
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references and smoking