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Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns [Blu-ray] + Digital Copy (2008)

Tamela J. Mann , Angela Bassett , Tyler Perry  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tamela J. Mann, Angela Bassett, Tyler Perry, David Mann, Lance Gross
  • Directors: Tyler Perry
  • Writers: Tyler Perry
  • Producers: Tyler Perry, Joseph P. Genier, Michael Paseornek, Reuben Cannon, Roger M. Bobb
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, Multiple Formats
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 1, 2008
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0018RNF74
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,098 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns [Blu-ray] + Digital Copy" on IMDb

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A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street. But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time - until a letter arrives announcing the death of a father she's never met. Desperate for any kind of help, Brenda takes her family to Georgia for the funeral. But nothing could have prepared her for the Browns, her father's fun-loving, crass Southern clan. In a small-town world full of long afternoons and country fairs, Brenda struggles to get to know the family she never knew existed, and finds a brand new romance that just might change her life. Based on the popular Tyler Perry stage production of the same name.

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Caught between a crock and a star chase July 20, 2008
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):

1. Angela Bassett stars as a single mother of 3 kids struggling to make ends meet in inner city Chicago
2. A death in the family takes them to Georgia, where they meet the Browns
3. A quick Rick Fox jumps into the crazy clan
4. Over-the-top characters, prolonged punch lines and unnecessary family secrets lead to a predictable ending

This movie has an established talent pool of a cast, and usually they can be depended on to put the "dis" in dysfunctional, but this time the jokes fail to flow smoothly, wasting the comedic talents of Jenifer Lewis, David Mann and Frankie Faison. Tyler Perry appears briefly as his most beloved character Madea, but even this feels like an afterthought in the context of the movie.

Angela Bassett is out of place for this particular role, but excellent actress that she is, her character signifies hope for single mothers everywhere who may be feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of work, home and family.

Some good performances make for a movie with a strong message, but unfortunately it's hard to see through all the noise and confusion.

Amanda Richards, July 20, 2008
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More like 4 1/2 stars January 3, 2005
By E.C.
I cannot stop playing this DVD. I watched it for the first time on Christmas night and have been thinking about the Browns ever since. I went in expecting to obviously miss the presence of Madea, but I have to say that although I'm interested to know what kind of interaction she would have had with the Browns, Mr. Perry made the correct decision when he decided to give the Manns their time to rightfully shine. It's a wonderful, highly enjoyable play.

Going totally and completely out on a limb, I'm going to say that I think this is probably the best Tyler Perry play I've seen (I've seen 5 of 7, soon to be 8 with the addition of Madea Goes To Jail). To be clear, I'm not talking in terms of outright humor, because I didn't find it to be as funny as the others, but more in terms of better writing, better actors, and better subplots. It also included better singing/songs; this time I didn't fast-forward through any of the singing, which is rare for me, because I don't like musicals and random singing. (Yes, this means I hate Chicago and Mary Poppins.) My favorites would absolutely have to be Tamala Mann and Terrell Carter's solo performances and the final song in which the entire cast sang. Those are the ones I insert the DVD to play whenever I'm home, and those are the ones I find myself walking around at work singing to myself; they actually inspired me to purchase the soundtrack from I have to recommend this play to everyone I know (starting with whoever is reading this and hasn't seen it).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I want to see Tyler do better June 22, 2008
I think Tyler Perry should give himself more time in between movies so that he can make a great movie every single time. I liked Diary, loved Family Reunion and Why Did I Get Married. I didn't care for Daddy's Little Girls nor this movie. It wasn't horrible...I just know he can do so much better.

*** The movie seemed too rushed/hasty and there were some parts that just did not go together. I am still confused how Brenda was able to bring all of her children on limited tickets with her down South. Did I miss it? At the theatre, I had to fill in the blanks myself.

*** I wanted to see more of the Browns. I thought this movie was going to actually be like Meet the Browns the play (which I LOVE) but where were Will and Kim? Sara and LB and Millie? I mean, I know they (I love Avery, lol) and LB were in it but their roles could have been bigger. This was just like What's Done in the Dark...even down to the "Brenda, I make 25/hr," and "I told you to get an abortion,"...Needless to say, I was disappointed.

*** For a struggling mother, Angela's hair was always on point! I love Angela Bassett though. She is an excellent actress who plays this role well but could have been better with more support. Angela speaking slang, however, was a little difficult for me because I don't speak slang and I am a black woman. Plus, Angela speaking slang is just weird. Did she have to? So, is it not possible/believable?? (these are actual questions)

*** I did not like Rick Fox in this role. I don't know why. Maybe the theatre I was in messed up the audio levels but he seemed to talk too soft and low and his grin annoyed me, lol.

*** Sofia Vergara was too extra. I also know she can be better. Plus, I think Mr.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its About Time January 7, 2005
This was THE BEST show that I have been able to sat down with my children and enjoy. Filled with laughter and real life circumstances with the right solution.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just because Madea is not in it..... December 16, 2004
This play is VERY is a must see, especially if you are a Brown fan.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Same Story.... Different Characters July 5, 2008
By gdeezy
This is just the same story Tyler Perry does over and over with just a different set of characters. He has another black woman who is horribly mistreated by a man only to be saved by a big muscular hunk. I'm often very unhappy with the sterotypical ways Mr. Perry portrays blacks. The ignorant banter of Mr. Brown sets us back by about 50 years. This time he threw in a loud, obnoxious Latino to add to the sterotyping. I do think I could get over that though if he would come up with a different storyline. I truly don't understand what the love for these movies is all about. They alway deal with poor mistreated woman, a very mean man, a very nice handsome man, a loud obnoxious relative or 2, and a beautiful wedding.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Meet the Browns
I was so pleased with this movie. The quality, picture and sound was as if I was in a movie theater. I find myself watching it over and over again. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Melissa Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
Tyler Perry makes good movies all the charcter were good and especially Jennifer Lewis as the sister and Tamla Manns and David Manns as Mr. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Cheryl Bullock Danley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great uplifting movie
This movie is an inspirational one that no matter how little you have, your life can change in a instance. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Francesca
5.0 out of 5 stars great
great movie about family and its tribulations made hilarious by madea!! tyler perry movies send you a message everytime luv them
Published 28 days ago by caren s
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny
met the brown`s and they were funny and much like people in real life bought this for my wife, but i enjoyed this dvd also i gave this 5 stars because it is a great movie plus we... Read more
Published 29 days ago by James F.
5.0 out of 5 stars good movie
i love this movie and when i had the opportunity i invested in this.
good buy, wont be dissappointed. thanks
Published 1 month ago by Lea GC
4.0 out of 5 stars tyler perry movie
I have a lot of Tyler Perry movies and when I saw this on Amazon, I had to add it to my collection. Very enjoyable movie.
Published 1 month ago by kathy c
4.0 out of 5 stars good
i love Tyler Perry movies, and this one like most of the other ones deals with serious issues and throws in humor.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Tyler Perry's Meet the Brown
the dvd is ok for family entertainment after a while one get bored with Mr. Perry's work it seems all of his movies are on the same story line that offers nothing more than a basic... Read more
Published 2 months ago by lildee
5.0 out of 5 stars Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns
Great movie of course from director Tyler Perry. It was part drama the some part are funny. Over all the movie was great. It arrived in a timely manner and great codition.
Published 3 months ago by lively
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