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I Can Do Bad All By Myself [Blu-ray] (2009)

Tyler Perry , Taraji P. Henson , Tyler Perry  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Brian White, Hope Olaide Wilson
  • Directors: Tyler Perry
  • Writers: Tyler Perry
  • Producers: Tyler Perry, Charisse Nesbit, Jerry P. Jacobs, Michael Paseornek, Reuben Cannon
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: January 12, 2010
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002VKB0LA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,840 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "I Can Do Bad All By Myself [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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After Madea (Tyler Perry) catches some children looting her home, she turns them over to their Aunt April (Taraji P. Henson), a nightclub singer who wants nothing to do with her late sister's kids. But things begin to change when a handyman (Adam Rodriguez) decides to rent a room in her basement. Now nothing will ever be the same as April finds love, faith, family - and herself - in this inspirational romantic comedy featuring performances by Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight and Marvin L. Winans.

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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Movie - Excellently done !! September 15, 2009
This movie is truly the best of Tyler Perry's that I have seen so far. I am not saying that the others were not very good. They were ! But this one with a different story line is precise in acting and deliberate with its message. You laugh and cry at the same time. Your heart is touched with a deep message of hope in mankind revealed through finding peace with God. The entire cast must have been hand-picked after much prayer by Tyler Perry and his group. They blended together with such depth of expression and acting. Must say Tyler Perry is becoming a master with turning his plays into successful movies and as I know he would say 'all Glory to God !' Go see this movie if you haven't and you will understand what I am trying to say !
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Full Screen Edition) November 19, 2009
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When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith and even true love. I have all of Tyler Perry's movies and plays, and this movie is very entertaining. No one does it better but Tyler Perry.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Can Do Bad All By Myself September 17, 2009
I think every man and woman should see this movie. The actors and actresses were excellent. I have been in this situation myself and finally got out of it. We can always let bad men run our lives but once we wake up and see that we are better off without them we "Can Do Bad All By Ourselves". I can't wait until the soundtrack comes out because the music was excellent. Mr. Perry you chose the right people to do the music and I really felt like I was in church with the Reverand. Thank you for being so real.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It January 27, 2011
Once again Tyler Perry has blessed us with another screen banger. I love Tyler Perry because he is always able to bring it home. I can't even began to put in words how much I love this move.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story, Same Perry January 19, 2010
By Steven
This is another excellent movie in the Tyler Perry collection. While it keeps you pulled in, you can't help but to realize that the story is similar to most of the other Perry movies. There's always the abused woman who finally realizes how bad her life is, takes action and ultimately finds true love. The rest of the intense moments and story are just padding for the rest of the movie.
Don't get me wrong, they're great movies, but they're starting to become predictable due to the same direction they always seem to go. It's definitely worth a watch and is way better than some of the other trash out there in the movie store.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE June 14, 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars I Can Do Bad All By Myself March 16, 2010
Have you ever had to make a decision that you knew would change your life forever? In I Can Do Bad All By Myself making a life changing decision is exactly what April (Taraji P. Henson ) has to do. After finding the three youth looting her home Madea (Tyler Perry) sends the kids to the only relative left, their Aunt April. I Can Do Bad All By Myself deals with tough issues, emphasizes the importance of family, and comedic value. When these three elements are put on screen the result is one great flick.
A part of what makes I Can Do Bad All By Myself so great is that it deals with though issues. Tough issues are what drive the story of April and her niece Jennifer and nephews Manny and Byron. April is an alcoholic night club singer and lives with her married boyfriend. The pair loathes the idea of having the children in their home, cramping their style and interrupting their Addiction and the effects of addiction are depicted in April's alcoholism and the death of Jennifer, Manny, and Byron due to drug addiction. As the film develops deep issues behind addiction such as rape and molestation come to the surface. The past has hardened not only April but the children who have been given to her to care for as well. Only the care of those from the church down the street and a Sandino, Colombian immigrant trying to redeem himself begin to soften the heart of this tragic family.
Though this family has gone through so many trials I Can Do Bad All By Myself emphasizes that only a loving unified family can overcome. The importance of family is shown by 16 year old Jennifer who is willing to do anything to help stabilize her brothers lives even steal from Madea. Even April eventually comes around and put aside her selfish addiction and desires for the good of her niece and nephews.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn to Love September 10, 2010
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April's (Taraji P. Henson) niece, Jennifer, and her two nephews, Byron and Manny, need a place to stay. She doesn't want anything to do with them because, Randy (Brian White), her married boyfriend, doesn't like children, but she lets them move in since they have no place else to go. But just until the one who has been taking care of them is found. Sandino, a good looking Columbian immigrant, is new in town and he also needs a place to live. Even though she's not happy about it, April allows this handyman to rent her basement. April sings in a night club and she likes to sleep all day, but now there are others in her space, and she isn't happy with the new arrangement at all.

April is a woman who doesn't care about anyone but herself. She's not a bad person. She's an unhappy person dissatisfied with her life and still burdened by things that happened in her past, so she has a wall up and she is determined not to let anybody in. She doesn't even like it when others tell her that they'll be praying for her. I don't know if she was angry at God or if she didn't think she deserved His love, but I was glad when she realized church was the place to go so she could begin to find peace. And as for the opposite sex, I don't think any man really cared about her until Sandino.

Sandino (Adam Rodriguez) is a man with a good heart. Bad things have happened to him in the past, but, unlike April, he isn't holding onto those experiences; at least not in a bad way. He reaches out to others - particularly children - because of what he went through. He is a very likeable character with lots of good attributes.

Sixteen year old Jennifer (Hope Olaide Wilson) didn't trust anyone because nobody ever gave her a reason to trust them.
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