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.
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.