Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family

2011 PG-13 1h 47m Blu-ray / DVD

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Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family

2011 PG-13 1h 47m Blu-ray / DVD
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As soon as she learns about her niece Shirley's health issues, super-grandma and problem-solver Madea takes over the situation one more time, summoning together her highly fragmented clan in this madcap dramatic comedy all about family values.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 7.1 HD
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this Tyler Perry dramedy is very similar to its predecessors, with lots of family dysfunction and some fairly adult themes amid the jokes -- including questions about paternity, drug abuse, and drug dealing, marital woes, and references to rape. There's a fair amount of swearing, though no F-bombs, and one character loves to smoke weed. Nevertheless, there are also a lot of discussions about faith, forgiveness, and the importance of family.

Sexual Content

A retiree attempts to fondle a doctor in an examination room. Much discussion about baby mamas and their attempts to figure out the father of their children. A few innuendoes.


Men joke about shutting up their wives; a woman disciplines everyone, even kids, with insults and slaps. The same character rams her car into a fast food restaurant and pelts a worker with food. A brief discussion about how an uncle raped his niece. Lots of yelling.


One "s--t," plus "damn," "ho," "hell," "ass," "jackass," "oh my God," and a number of bleeped-out words during one scene meant to take place on a TV show.

Social Behavior

Although family relationships can be messy, hurtful, and dysfunctional, the movie makes the point that love and faith can see families through the worst circumstances.


Mention of Mercedes Benz.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One character smokes weed like a chimney; another character reluctantly sells drugs.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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