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Tyler Perry's A Madea's Christmas

2014-01-15 15:32
A Madea's Christmas
What it's about:

A Madea Christmas begins with Madea accompanying her niece, Eileen, to pay a surprise visit to Eileen's daughter, Lacy, who has mysteriously informed her that she's not coming home for the holidays.

Lacy lives on a farm in a small town called Buck Tussel, and she's still avoiding telling her judgemental mother that she's gotten married to Connor, a white boy she met in college, for fear of disappointing her.

So when Eileen and Madea arrive at the farm, Lacy panics and claims Connor is just a farmhand, and it only gets more difficult to sustain when Connor's Southern hillbilly parents arrive for a holiday visit of their own.

What the critics thought:

The one fascination of A Madea Christmas is how little care the country's most popular and powerful indie filmmaker takes in shaping his own material.
- Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

With a character who can essentially say and do whatever she wants, you might expect a bit more.
- Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

An exceptionally poor piece of holiday cash-in product, rushed and ungainly even by the low standard set by Perry's seven previous Madea films, yet it should be every bit as profitable.
-    Andrew Barker, Variety

Perry seemed to be holding his nose and trudging through the disappointing Madea's Witness Protection, but this time Madea has her groove back, and she's a riot.
- Alonso Duralde,  The Wrap

Ho no she didn't.
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