Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Theatrical Release: February 25, 2005
Diary of a Mad Black Woman


The husband, Charles, is a powerful attorney while Helen has been a devoted housewife. They seem to have everything, money, a beautiful mansion — the American Dream. But just as Helen prepares to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary, her picture-perfect life is about to takes an unexpected twist: Charles wants to divorce her for her best friend.

Dove Review

The first part of the movie showed how Helen’s husband treated her. I was astounded how badly someone could be treated, yet I wanted nothing more than to love him. It even made me angry just seeing it. This film was better than I expected, assisted by the humorous antics of Helen’s aunt, Madea, whose actions rival Mrs. Doubtfire’s in the “male actor playing old lady” category. Also, at times, the movie was very frustrating as I wanted to yell at Helen about her decision making.

There are several good life lessons in this film pertaining to family and faith that surprised me. However, the film would also be a good lesson in obscene language and a teaching tool for how to be a perverted old man. While some of Madea’s brother’s comments were funny, they were also crude. This film is not Dove approved and I do not recommend it for viewing. Maybe use your movie money to purchase your own diary.

Content Description

Sex: Old man making sexual comments/jokes to women (old and young), talk of fornication, man looking at dirty magazine.
Language: 40 H, 4 “Hoe’s”, 1 whore, 1 slut, 2 bastard, d, G.
Violence: Man shot.
Drugs: smoking cigarettes, smoking marijuana, drinking, woman who is drug addict.
Nudity: woman in low cut skirt, low cut dress.
Occult: none


Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Tyler Perry
Director: Darren Grant
Genre: Drama
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Bradley B. Klinge