A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company’s mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea’s southern home.
Director: Tyler Perry
Writer: Tyler Perry
Stars: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy and Denise Richards
Release Date: June 29, 2012
Studio: Tyler Perry Company, The | Lionsgate
Run-time: 114 Minutes
Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual remarks and brief drug references
Information provided via IMDB
In Madea’s Witness Protection, Madea must protect a banker and his family after his company is revealed to be running several mob-controlled ponzi schemes which promise to donate money to charities that do not really exist. I haven’t been a Madea fan for long, but I have seen Madea’s Family Reunion, Madea’s Big Happy Family (one of my favorites) and Madea Goes to Jail to know that this, overall, was not the best Tyler Perry’s Madea movie. There wasn’t as much plot development, or even outrageous laugh-out-loud humor as included in the other films. While there were some laughs, most were flat and stale, and those that were good were a little underdeveloped. It was still a great addition to the Madea family line which I really do enjoy and hope to see more of in the future, but it feels more like a Netflix it or rent it movie than a watch in theater one.
I’m left a little disappointed because the premise and possibilities were there, but they weren’t allowed the proper time to develop or flourish. I mean come on, if you’ve been with Madea and her family members for a while now you know that staying with her for a couple of months would be SUCH an experience. Both Fun and Dangerous! While there were some scenes there, they weren’t really satisfying. There were many possibilities that were missed to focus on the center of the story which felt more like it should have been in the background instead while the “Madea and the family staying at her house” arc should have been front and center.
Overall a pleasant, light, and fluffy film, but it wasn’t the best Tyler Perry’s Madea movie.
My Verdict: Redbox/Netflix/Rent it