Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Madea, Universality & The Marketable Christian

Wilson Morales of BlackFilm.com and RottenTomatoes sent me a great update link on Tyler Perry's Feb. 2006 movie release, Madea's Family Reunion.  I've seen the play.

Perry's themes are universal,
,timeless, christian and wonderful examples of how you can create a marketable product with a Christ-centered message


Who hasn't? Can't wait to see how this looks as a screenplay.
 
Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou & Tyler Perry on set.
Just in case you don't know about Madea's Family Reunion The Movie:
 
Cast: Tangi Miller, Blair Underwood, Boris Kodjoe, Henry Simmons, Lynn Whitfield, Jenifer Lewis, Keke Palmer, Rochelle Aytes, China Anderson, Maya Angelou Cicely Tyson and Tyler Perry

Wilson Morales' Synopsis:
Madea's Family Reunion centers around a pistol happy granny named Madea (Tyer Perry). She tries to hold a family reunion, a funeral for her sister and a wedding for her granddaughter all on the same weekend. An unstoppable force of nature, Madea may have finally taken on more than she can chew. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki (Palmer), a rebellious runaway, her nieces Lisa (Aytes) and Vanessa (Anderson) are suffering relationship trouble, and through it all she has to organize her family reunion. As the reunion approaches, secret revealed and tensions rise. Madea must use every tactic in her arsenal to not only keep the peace, but keep her family together.
 
For those who aren't familiar with Tyler Perry. He is a great and gifted Christian writer, who writes about Christian themes. I highly recommend his movies and plays. If you are not African-American, please take a second look at this man's work. His themes are universal, timeless and wonderful examples of how you can create a marketable product with a Christ-centered message. What say you? Does anyone else have any drawbacks to viewing this movie outside of race?
Dee
 
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3 comments:

William G. said...

Diary of a Mad Black Woman was one of the best films I've ever seen, certianly the best comedy. I can't wait for this new film.

Dee said...

neither can I, William. thanks for commenting.

Julana said...

Thank you for passing that along, Dee. I'll try to remember it, with what little memory I have left. :-)

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