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Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tyler Perry
Produced by Tyler Perry
Written by Tyler Perry
Starring Tyler Perry
Janet Jackson
Jill Scott
Music by Aaron Zigman
Cinematography Toyomichi Kurita
Editing by Maysie Hoy
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date(s) October 12, 2007
Running time 113 min.
Country
Language English
Budget $15 million
Gross revenue $55,204,525
Official website
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Why Did I Get Married? is a 2007 comedy-drama adaptation written, produced, directed, and starring Tyler Perry, which was inspired by the play of the same name. The movie stars Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Malik Yoba, Sharon Leal, Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Richard T. Jones, Keesha Sharp, and Perry himself. The film was released in the United States on October 12, 2007. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969) is an American playwright, actor and film director. ... Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969) is an American playwright, actor and film director. ... Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969) is an American playwright, actor and film director. ... Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969) is an American playwright, actor and film director. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, pop icon, and younger sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. ... For the footballer, see Jill Scott (footballer). ... Aaron Zigman is a composer, producer, arranger, songwriter, and musician for several recent films. ... Toyomichi Kurita is a Japanese cinematographer who was born in 1950. ... Lions Gate redirects here. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ... A drama film is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development, interaction, and highly emotional themes. ... Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969) is an American playwright, actor and film director. ... For other uses, see Play (disambiguation). ... Why Did I Get Married? is an American play written by Tyler Perry. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, pop icon, and younger sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. ... For the footballer, see Jill Scott (footballer). ... Malik Yoba (born September 17, 1967 in Bronx, New York) is an African American actor. ... Sharon Leal (born on October 17, 1972 in Tucson, Arizona) is an actress of Filipino and African American descent. ... Tasha Smith (born February 17, 1969) is an American actress. ... Michael Jai White (born November 10, 1967) is an American actor and professional martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. ... Richard T. Jones (born January 16, 1972 in Kobe, Japan) is an American actor. ... Keesha Fleth Sharp (January 14, 1973) is an African-American television actress best known for her role as Monica on the hit UPN and The CW hit show, Girlfriends, which she played Reggie Hayes (William Dent) girlfriend Monica from 2002 to the present. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean...


The film is the fourth film that Tyler Perry has written and directed. Why Did I Get Married? was rated PG-13 by the MPAA for "mature thematic material, sexual references and language."[1] The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ...

Contents

Plot

The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long reunion, but the mood shifts when one couple's infidelity comes to light. Secrets are revealed and each couple begins to question their own marriage. Over the course of the week, the couples battle with issues of commitment, betrayal and forgiveness and examine their lives as individuals and as committed couples. Tyler Perry's film explores the resultant emotional impact that fidelity and love have upon the constitution of marriage.


Cast

Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969) is an American playwright, actor and film director. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, pop icon, and younger sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. ... For the footballer, see Jill Scott (footballer). ... Malik Yoba (born September 17, 1967 in Bronx, New York) is an African American actor. ... Sharon Leal (born on October 17, 1972 in Tucson, Arizona) is an actress of Filipino and African American descent. ... Tasha Smith (born February 17, 1969) is an American actress. ... Michael Jai White (born November 10, 1967) is an American actor and professional martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. ... Richard T. Jones (born January 16, 1972 in Kobe, Japan) is an American actor. ... Keesha Fleth Sharp (January 14, 1973) is an African-American television actress best known for her role as Monica on the hit UPN and The CW hit show, Girlfriends, which she played Reggie Hayes (William Dent) girlfriend Monica from 2002 to the present. ...

Trivia

  • Jill Scott, Richard T. Jones, Tasha Smith, Keesha Sharp and Malik Yoba have all appeared on Girlfriends.
  • Tasha Smith appeared in Tyler Perry's previous movie, Daddy's Little Girls.
  • Unlike the first three films which included actors and actresses from Perry's plays, this film features many cameo appearances by actors who have guest starred on Tyler Perry's House of Payne, including Kaira Whitehead (Keisha), Lamman Rucker (Troy), Jamie Moore (Walter), and Bart Hansard (Bartender). Although a lot of the smaller roles in Daddy's Little Girls featured both from the plays and the show.
  • Janet Jackson is the third person from Poetic Justice to appear in a Tyler Perry film. The first two were Maya Angelou and Jenifer Lewis who both starred in Madea's Family Reunion.
  • Jill Scott makes a reference to her song "Gettin' in the Way" when she is talking to Trina she said "at points I wanted to go take you out in the middle of the street and whoop that ass".
  • A short reference is made to Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Perry's first big-screen movie, when Jill Scott says "I thought if I prayed, God would save my marriage." which is almost word for word when Kimberly Elise says "I thought if I did all I could, God would bless my marriage." in Diary.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... For other uses, see Girlfriend (disambiguation). ... Daddys Little Girls is the 2007 film written and directed by Tyler Perry and produced by Reuben Cannon and Roger Bobb. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Daddys Little Girls is the 2007 film written and directed by Tyler Perry and produced by Reuben Cannon and Roger Bobb. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, pop icon, and younger sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. ... Poetic Justice is a 1993 drama/romance film starring Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King and Joe Torry. ... Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969) is an American playwright, actor and film director. ... Maya Angelou (IPA: [1]), born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St. ... Jenifer Jeanette Lewis (born on January 25, 1957 in Kinloch, Missouri , is an American film and television actress. ... Madeas Family Reunion is a film adaptation of the acclaimed stage production written by Tyler Perry and sequel to Diary of a Mad Black Woman. ... For the footballer, see Jill Scott (footballer). ... Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a film adaptation written by Tyler Perry, which was inspired by the play of the same name. ... For the footballer, see Jill Scott (footballer). ... Kimberly Elise (born Kimberly Elise Trammel on April 17, 1967) is an African-American actress. ...

Critical reception

As of November 1, 2007 on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 48% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 33 reviews.[2] On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 54 out of 100 based on 12 reviews.[3] is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ...


Box office performance

In its opening weekend, the film grossed $21.4 million in 2,011 theaters in the United States and Canada, ranking #1 at the box office. In its second weekend, the film slipped to #2 in the box office charts, with a gross of $12.1 million, bringing the 10-day total to over $38 million.[4]. In total, the film domestically grossed $55,204,525.


Soundtrack

The soundtrack was released by Atlantic Records on October 2nd. Ironically, R&B crooners Anita Baker and Babyface are on the soundtrack. Babyface sued Baker prior to the soundtrack being released. Also featured in the soundtrack is R&B singer Kelly Price, who was featured in the stage play for Why Did I Get Married? as the role of Sheila. Neither Janet Jackson nor Jill Scott are featured on the soundtrack. In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Anita Baker (born January 26, 1958) is a eight-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum rhythm and blues and soul singer and songwriter, renowned for her soaring alto vocal range. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... Kelly Price on the cover of her 2003 album Priceless Kelly Price (born April 4, 1973 in Queens, New York) is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and soul singer, the flagship female artist on the Def Soul label. ... Why Did I Get Married? is an American play written by Tyler Perry. ...


Track listing

Keith Crier (born July 22, 1961 in Harlem, New York), better known as Keith Sweat, is an American R&B/soul, singer-songwriter, record producer and a major contributor to the New jack swing era. ... Birth name Keyshia Michelle Cole Also known as Keyshia Cole Born October 15, 1981 ) Origin Oakland, California, United States Genre(s) R&B, hip hop soul Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Reality television celebrity Years active 2004-present Label(s) A&M/Interscope (2004-2007),GOOD Music, Imani Entertainment, Geffen (2007... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... Anita Baker (born January 26, 1958) is a eight-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum rhythm and blues and soul singer and songwriter, renowned for her soaring alto vocal range. ... Kelly Price on the cover of her 2003 album Priceless Kelly Price (born April 4, 1973 in Queens, New York) is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and soul singer, the flagship female artist on the Def Soul label. ... Gerald Levert (July 13, 1966 - November 10, 2006) was an American R&B singer, one of several from the musical Levert family. ... Jaheim on the cover of his 2006 album Ghetto Classics Jaheim Hoagland (also known simply as Jaheim) is an American R&B singer. ... Musiq Soulchild (born Talib Johnson on September 16, 1977. ... Tyrese Darnell Gibson (born 30 December 1978), often known simply as Tyrese, is an R&B artist, actor and model. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... Laura Izibor (born Dublin, Ireland is an Irish R&B Singer who won best new hope for 2006 at the the 2006 Meteor Ireland Music Awards. ... Amel Larrieux is an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the artist. ... Jennifer Holliday (born Jennifer-Yvette Holliday on October 19, 1960 in Riverside, Texas) is an American singer and actress. ...

DVD

Why Did I Get Married? The DVD was released on February 12, 2008. The DVD includes subtitles in English and Spanish and also bloopers. is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Awards/Nominations

  • Image Awards
    • Outstanding Motion Picture (Nominated)
    • Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Jill Scott (Nominated)
    • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Tyler Perry (Nominated)
    • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Janet Jackson (Winner)

The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... For the footballer, see Jill Scott (footballer). ... Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969) is an American playwright, actor and film director. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, pop icon, and younger sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. ...

References

This article or section should be merged with Yahoo! Yahoo! Movies provides information on current movie theater releases, including showtimes, critical reviews and general popular opinion. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

Preceded by
The Game Plan
Box office number-one films of 2007 (USA)
October 14, 2007
Succeeded by
30 Days of Night
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. ... All Movie Guide is a commercial database of information about movie stars, movies and television shows. ... Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969) is an American playwright, actor and film director. ... I Know Ive Been Changed, was the first major successful from famed playwright, Tyler Perry. ... I Can Do Bad All By Myself is a 1999 movie directed, written, and starred by Tyler Perry. ... Diary Of A Mad Black Woman was one of Tyler Perrys most successful plays. ... Madeas Family Reunion is a film adaptation of the acclaimed stage production written by Tyler Perry and sequel to Diary of a Mad Black Woman. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Why Did I Get Married? is an American play written by Tyler Perry. ... Meet The Browns is the last play produced by Tyler Perry in 2004. ... Whats Done In The Dark is a play written and directed by American playwright Tyler Perry. ... The Tyler Perry Film Company has put out three films to date, with a fourth in post-production, and two in pre-production. ... Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a film adaptation written by Tyler Perry, which was inspired by the play of the same name. ... Madeas Family Reunion is a film adaptation of the acclaimed stage production written by Tyler Perry and sequel to Diary of a Mad Black Woman. ... Daddys Little Girls is the 2007 film written and directed by Tyler Perry and produced by Reuben Cannon and Roger Bobb. ... Tyler Perrys Meet the Browns is an upcoming 2008 comedy-drama from Lionsgate based on the play Meet the Browns by Tyler Perry. ... Madea Goes To Jail is a play written and directed by Tyler Perry. ... Character Madea from cover of Madeas Class Reunion Mabel Madea R. Simmons is a fictional character based on the mother and aunt of Tyler Perry. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lions Gate redirects here, for other meanings see Lions Gate (disambiguation)‎. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, (usually renderred as Lionsgate), (NYSE: LGF) is an American entertainment company which originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Game Plan is a 2007 feature film directed by Andy Fickman and starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson. ... This is a list of films which have placed number one at the weekend box office in the United States during 2007. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... 30 Days of Night is a 2007 horror film based on the comic book miniseries of the same name. ...

 
 

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