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Way Over-The-Top Melodrama,
This review is from: Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)"Why Did I Get Married Too" reunites the four couples again for their annual marriage retreat, this time in the Bahamas. It's pretty much the same scenario and plot from the first installment, but this time it's just not that interesting to watch. Sheila's ex-husband shows up alone and unexpectedly to the retreat just to "diss" Troy (Sheila's new hubby) and make everyone uncomfortable. Angela is talking trash once again, and provides the most laughable moments. Lou Gossett, Jr. and Cicely Tyson have a cameo appearance as an elderly couple who still love each other after years of marriage. Their story provides probably the only endearing moment of the entire film.
Then there's the usual dialogue about marriage - the guy talk, the girl talk, some drinks, some jokes, some insults and then when the couples return home, that's when all of the trouble begins. I won't go into all of the details, but it's just not plausible that four couples, who are friends, would have so much extreme drama going on in their lives at the same time. This movie was just drama for the sake of drama, and it added nothing to the first "Why Did I Get Married?" which was an excellent movie. I don't know why Tyler Perry even bothered to make a sequel other than to perhaps keep Malik Yoba employed and to show that Janet's acting skills have slightly improved.
Like everyone else, I love Tasha Smith's "Angela" character, but she was just way over the top this time. (No man would stay married to a woman who clowns like that in public ALL THE TIME.) The ending was completely unnecessary, considering that this was supposed to be a "romantic comedy". It's obvious that TP didn't really know how to end the movie, so he kept piling on more & more drama until he finally ran out of ideas. (For example, showing up clowning on someone's job just to embarrass them after you've already smashed up the crib? Was this necessary?) I was exhausted after the movie ended. Just way too much melodrama within a 2-hour period. Hopefully, there won't be a "Why Did I Get Married 3?" (or "Why Did I Get Married Again?"), but somehow (unfortunately) I think there will be one.
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Initial post: Aug 20, 2010 8:08:41 AM PDT
If Tyler does make another film in the WDIGM? series, it will probably be titled "Why Am I Still Married?" Lol! Thanks for the informative review.
Posted on Sep 8, 2010 10:32:49 PM PDT
F. Reyes says:
I agree, one of the worse films I've seen this year!
Posted on Sep 13, 2010 4:33:31 PM PDT
The Fancy One says:
I agree 100%. Making this sequel didn't improve upon the first one whatsoever. Tyler seems to be running out of ideas (not that he really has done anything new in his movies - it's basically the "same script, different cast" syndrome with him). I was really disappointed with this film. It was just way too over the top and I got sick of seeing a bitter Janet on screen smashing up things and then that whole ridiculous ending with her showing up at his job and acting like a shrew. Then she seemed to be pretty damn happy a year later when Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson waltzes into her life after she was responsible for the death of her husband by her bitchy behavior. If she felt any guilt, we certainly didn't see much of it. Gavin, it's presumed, was just a minor annoyance who was now out of the way so Patricia got what she wanted - not to have Gavin's hands on her money. SMH
And the ripoff storyline from "Soul Food" concerning Sheila, Troy and Mike REALLY irritated me. This movie should have never been made. Sometimes it's best to leave a good thing alone.
Posted on Aug 28, 2012 9:56:28 AM PDT
J. Alexander says:
From the sick and twisted mind that brought us Precious comes this train wreck. I like watching TP's films just to see how bad they are. This one was laugh out loud funny in terms of just how bad it is. You have to be seriously mentally ill if you think TP is a film maker or actor.
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