Synopsis: While on vacation a woman’s ex-husband shows up and tries to break up her new marriage.
Release Date: April 2, 2010 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Director, Writer and Producer Tyler Perry’s film “Why Did I Get Married Too” is not as cynical as the title insinuates. Rather, it is a film that seems genuinely interested in revealing what goes on between couples behind closed doors. While at times excruciatingly slow and talky, it somehow manages to have heart and to portray marital life in a relatively realistic way. Most of the time, the film moves too slowly and seems underdeveloped which is both tiring to watch and exactly like real life. The film centers around four married couples (and an ex-husband) that each have their own set of issues whether they be subtle or obvious. These nine friends and frenemies embark on a luxurious couple’s retreat to the Bahamas where they hope to recharge and evaluate where they are in their relationships. Tyler Perry is effortlessly charming in his portrayal of Terry and Janet Jackson’s portrayal of Patricia, a woman who loses control of her perfect life, is surprisingly layered and moving. Throughout the course of the film, as the characters return from this luxurious couple’s retreat back to their their banal daily lives, the viewer is able to catch a rare glimpse of the messy innards of a marriage.
In married life, difficult conversations about the ugly aspects of life such as cheating, death and divorce are inevitable. A person’s first instinct may be to walk away from these uncomfortable topics but Tyler Perry makes us sit down and take it all in. Perry is able to deal with and portray difficult conversations without making them seem stilted and over-rehearsed. Not much happens to the characters in the film because it is in the conversations that the action lies. Whether it is witty repartee, full out shouting matches or painful whispers revealing dark deeds, the conversations are presented honestly and in real time.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Tyler Perry
- Producer(s): Tyler PerryMichael Jai White (Marcus)
- Screenwriter(s): Tyler Perry (Terry Bobb)Tasha Smith (Angela)Louis Gossett Jr. (Porter)
- Story: Janet Jackson (Patricia Agnew)
- Cast: Sharon Leal (Dianne Bobb)Cicely Tyson (Ola) Maysie HoyToyomichi Kurita
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- Country Of Origin: USA