Actually, I’ve been on a Tyler Perry kick for some time. The first time I saw one of his movies–I think it was “Madea’s Family Reunion”–I was shellshocked. I’d never seen the juxtaposition of Jesus and real life like that–I mean, usually if you hear so much about Jesus in a movie, you don’t hear the occasional curse word or bawdy joke.
But Tyler Perry movies are like real life. Real people who make mistakes, slip with their vocabulary, and go to church for encouragement. Madea is over the top, of course, but the issues in these movies are very real and very touching.
Lately I’ve watched all the Madea movies (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Family Reunion, Madea Goes to Jail, etc), and then I watched “Daddy’s Little Girl,” “Why I Got Married,” and the one with Cathy Bates–the title escapes me, but it was wonderful.
I love the way his characters talk about Jesus in a natural way . . . and I love the way they are real people. If you’ve never watched a Tyler Perry movie, give it a try . . . and let me know what you think.
Photos: Tyler Perry as himself, and as Madea.
P.S. I am working hard on a rush project, so if I fall behind on the blog, forgive me, please. I’ll catch up as soon as I’m able.