Today: April 17, 2024

Why Did I Get Married Too?

Tyler Perry certainly knows his audience – generally female, black
and the pink pound market – and he is riding high on it. Forget about
Precious, last year he pulled in more that $400 million worldwide on his
own brand of a tried and tested formula. In Why Did I Get Married Too?
he does it again, although we are not privvy to his infamous drag act,
an outrageous character called Madea.

Why
Did I Get Married Too? focuses on four couples (and a potential new
husband for one of the unhappy ladies) who attend a yearly retreat to
catch up with old friends and get their marriages back on track. The
couples find themselves deal with a whole host of issues: personal
insecurities, jealousy, finance, trust, infidelity, loss of a child, the
return of an ex-husband, and that’s just for starters.

There’s Terry and Diane (Perry and Leal) are the seemly stable couple; Terry’s famous ex- sports star brother Marcus (Jai White) and his gutsy wife Angela (Smith). They are longterm friends with Gavin and Patricia (Yoba and Jackson) and Mike and Sheila (Jones and a surprisingly good Jill Scott) the latter of which eventually hooks up with Troy (Rucker) and Sheila due to her husband’s philandering ways.

With realistic performances from Tylers’ favourite stable of actors
there are perhaps too many characters for the audience to engage and
care about – nine leads in all. However, Perry who wrote, directed and
produced the film, nails it with a narrative that covers just about
every possible problem a marriage might encounter laying the foundations
for some seriously funny meltdowns.

Marcia Degia - Publisher

Marcia Degia, who has worked in the media industry for more than 20 years, is the Publishing Editor of KOL Social Magazine. See website: thekolsocial.com

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