“Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” finished second in last weekend’s film debut with $30 million. Amazing when you discover there were no advance previews or press but that is the way Tyler Perry, the world’s most successful entertainer this century releases his movies.
In this sequel to the 2008 “Why Did I Get Married?”, Perry again has written, directed, produced and stars in a highly enjoyable, action-drama that may have you hurting from laughter time and again. Well written and acted and with more surprises than usual in one of his films, this sequel is better than the original.
“Why Did I Get Married?”‘ was about four married couples taking advantage of a time-share in Colorado get together and examine their lives and where they were headed. The result was a divorce for Shelia (Jill Scott) from her abusive husband Michael (Richard T. Jones “Vantage Point”).
Now they gather again using their time-share privileges off-shore, after all it is supposed to be better in the Bahamas. Terry (Perry) and wife Dianne (Sharon
Leal) continue to project the perfect marriage. Can looks be deceiving?
Author and psychologist Patricia (Janet Jackson) is not following her own advice towards husband Gavin (Malik Yoba). Just what could this lead to? Then there is Angela (Tasha Smith “Couples Retreat”), who watches her husband Marcus (Michael Jai White “The Dark Knight”) like a hawk. There is definitely trust issues here.
As for Shelia, she and new husband Troy (Lamman Rucker) have even moved from Denver to Atlanta to be closer to her friends and family. The trouble is did they do the right thing? But that is not the only problem Shelia faces. Michael shocks everyone by showing up at the gathering. Just what is going on here?
Perry uses cameo appearances by Cicely Tyson and Louis Gossett Jr., as a married couple of 55 years to deliver his message on the bond of marriage. Will our couples listen?
Above average efforts by Smith as Angela, Jackson as Patricia and Perry as
Terry, lift the presentation to above average. Add several intense and humorous scenes that may truly amaze you, and this is a movie you may want to see again.
“Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” should be rated “R” but instead was given a “PG-13” for thematic material including sexuality, language, drug references and some domestic violence. Younger children should be left at home.
“Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” is two hours of mature entertainment that I am confident you will enjoy. That is why it receives my second highest rating of 4-J’s/Don’t miss it!”
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