It all lets this movie feel like a real messy one at times and you are wondering multiple times throughout it what it exactly is that you are watching here. It does the same with some of its characters. I love Madea, this is what I wait for in the movie, I appreciate the seriousness that is in the Madea movies, though I want to see Madea. If you never enjoyed Madea goes to jail or this movie, then you should stop watching these movies. Instead of revealing the truth and thereby embarrassing the art world, he continues to make money off of his many forgeries. Soon he is caught in a web of lies and deceit, and his life spins out of control. Either that or he really cannot get anyone to help him make this drivel.
And really, I love Eugene Levy but I just think he is better when he's not playing the lead role. Really, what's the point of watching a comedy when it just isn't being all that funny? But none of that is the case in this movie. He is given some incredibly weak material to work with and the movie perhaps was at times relying far too much on his delivery. He just isn't a talented enough comic, so far too scenes involving him fall totally flat. Instead, I'm left feeling that the character would still be pole dancing if she wasn't so fat.
Just to prove a point, he produces a fake Vermeer and tries to pass it off as a real one. Since then, the focus is mostly on ridiculous humor. Most of the moments or pieces of dialog will get absolutely no laughs out of you, no matter how desperate the movie gets at times. The movie truly goes overboard in an attempt to still make you laugh, or at other times it's simply just going on and on. If you're still reading at this point, take a hint and avoid this movie, even if someone else buys your ticket. Before Malcolm can hand in his notice, the murderer from his latest article phones him.
The different story lines are either poorly connected or just connected in such an unrealistic way that it becomes ridicules. I gave it a full 15 minutes before walking out. I wish moviegoers would take a stand and force Hollywood to improve the quality of movies instead of just allowing them to keep churning out the same old recycled trash. But he clearly just ain't no Eddie Murphy! Additionally, the character references smoking pot as though it's acceptable and just what she, and others do. Because he paints in the style of his idols Rembrandt and Vermeer, critics find his work old-fashioned and they call him a copycat.
Unfortunately, the construction is weak. When I go to a movie I want to see exactly what I am going to see. I just couldn't believe how badly written some of the comedy in this movie was. I'm a fan of Tyler Perry however I believe that he misses the opportunity to make a good movie great. It appears that Tyler Perry can no longer decide who he wants the character of Madea to be.
If I wanted to go to driving school I would expect cars and tests. I laughed twice throughout the entire movie, and once was at the bloopers. He's just far better and more fun to watch in supporting roles, though it perhaps is not fair to say that purely based on his role in this movie of course. It turns out that the operation was also laundering money for the mob, so he agrees to help prosecutors build a case against the other executives and testify in court in exchange for going into. I sat and watched and from the opening credits it was clear that these films are an exercise in masturbating the enormous ego of Mr Perry.
A failed attempt at a comedy. This movie is just insane, I love it. But not even a comical talent like Levy could turn some of the moments and pieces of dialog into something funny. As I did so I will admit that some in the audience were laughing. He is awesome and if you expected to see something like a Few good men, then you should not be allowed to comment. There was just enough drama to keep them interesting and enough humor to make them very funny.
Am I missing the joke? The non comedy, the frankly racist stereotyping. And how are we supposed to believe he's married to Denise Richards? I'm disappointed in Tyler Perry. Everything about this theft of our time and cash is abysmal. Now as half the theater erupted in laughter I wondered. What were you actually waiting to see? Stuck in the past, Hope must reassess her life when a promising young gymnast threatens her local celebrity status.
The main premise of the movie is already a real ridicules and unlikely one to begin with. There is some weird casting going on in this movie but Tyler Perry foremost should not had cast himself playing 3 different characters. He was seven years old. The wafer thin plot, the crass lines delivered without sympathy or fun. Tyler Perry by Tyler Perry, filmed by Tyler Perry, starring Tyler Perry. This movie had it all. .
Madea gives me the type of humour I thrive on, she is so believable and cannot get enough of her. The director just didn't knew when to say cut at times, probably also because the director, Tyler Perry, himself is being on the screen a lot as well, as a whole bunch of different characters. The movie even drops some story lines after a while and then picks them up again 30 minutes later, or sometimes it doesn't at all. I must say reading some of the reviews before going to watch this movie, made watching more fun. It just mostly relies on racial stereotypes and other prejudices that just aren't being all that clever or original to watch and therefore also not all that funny. I read the reviews, watched the trailers and yes I got exactly what I wanted to see, wish the movie was 2 hours longer. People who put Tyler Perry down are right out of it! To say this movie is bad is an understatement.