Tyler Perry's Madea movies go back over fifteen years with MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION and now ending with the last Madea movie, A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL. With the exception of Perry, Cassi Davis and Patrice Lovely the movie has an all-new cast of beautiful and handsome characters.
The new crew could start a new franchise with the new, younger generation of actors. Perry even creates a new character for himself, Heathrow, a war vet who's missing his two lower limbs and gets around in a wheelchair and who talks through a voicebox after surviving a bout with throat cancer. I wouldn't be surprised if Perry created a new series of movies with the dysfunctional family with Heathrow at the wheel of the new dramedy vehicle,
In A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL Madea and her crew drive to a small town in Georgia for a family couple's anniversary party. But once they get there one of the members of the couple dies unexpectedly, causing secrets to be revealed and revealing some marital woes affecting the current younger members of the family.
I was a bit disappointed in the high amount of family drama in the movie and the low amount of comedy. The movie was shot in under one week and the quick production shows in the final project. However, the opening night crowd really seemed to enjoy the latest Perry project. I can't say that I was one of them.
The movie comes really close to an R rating with it's constant references to sex acts and drug use but is sneaks by with a PG-13 rating. The movie runs 1 hour and 49 minutes, including the outtakes during the movie's credits. On my Hollywood Popcorn Scale I rate A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL a MEDIUM.