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Madea's Family Reunion
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 111 (Aug 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe, Henry Simmons, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Maya Angelou, Rochelle Aytes, Jenifer Lewis, Tangi Miller, Keke Palmer & Cicely Tyson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with Tyler Perry, a 22-minutes making-of featurette, an eight-minute look at the wedding, a four-minute snippet titled "Gaither Plantation," five minutes of making the music, four deleted scenes, and some trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Lionsgate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 19327
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For mature thematic material, domectic violence, and sex and drug references
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/27/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tyler Perry
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
She's big. She's black. And she's brash. She's Madea (Perry), and she's planning a huge family reunion. But, wait, there's a problem...or two...or three. A rebellious teen. An abused niece, and one who is disenchanted. And a death. But this does not phase the iron will of Madea, and she will use every trick she knows to keep her family together. Based on Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a richly saturated, warm color scheme with well-balanced fleshtones and deep blacks. The picture is generally sharp, but some smearing is evident. Finer details tend to be amiss at times, but other times textures are satisfying. Pixelization is occasional and a few minor halos are noticed in higher contrast scenes. (Suzanne Hodges)

For the most part, the Dolby