Tyler Perry must be stopped. The multitasking director/writer/performer ranks up there as the most hypocritical, least aesthetic filmmaker in America today. He’s a man who has no compunction about leering at half-clad women then lecturing that they shouldn’t dress that way, or damning the practice of spousal abuse while extolling the virtues of child abuse.
But that’s the way of Madea’s Family Reunion, in which Perry’s titular drag creation offers dubious advice, while a pair of sisters are torn apart by their greedy mother and her desire to push one into marriage with an abusive investment banker. Oh, and there’s a romance between a sister and a hunky Christian bus driver that culminates in a song called “The Courage to be Loved.”
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