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"Madea's Family Reunion" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Adrian Wittenberg

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Synopsis

Madea (Tyler Perry) is a fiesty spirited elderly woman who is sentenced to look after an unruly foster child.  Madea also has a couple of nieces that are troubled in their personal relationships.  One of her nieces is stuck in a physically abusive relationship and the other niece has been abused in the past and finds it difficult to trust again.  Madea and her family learn valuable lessons of life as everybody tries to find some peace and happiness.

Specifications

  • Lionsgate
  • 2010, Color, PG-13, 1 Hr 47 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • 1080p
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
  • Starring: Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe
  • Directed by Tyler Perry
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: Suggestive
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

Madea is a likeable character and there were times during this movie that were amusing but overall I think the story is far better suited to live theater than on the big screen.  Without any familiarty of the characters or emotional connection to the hard knocks values in the film, this movie takes far too long to develop and delivers only minor satisfaction by the end of the story.

Technical

The image quality on the film is good with vibrant colors and good contrast and detail throughout.  Flesh tones look a little on the warm side.

The sound quality of the film was good with voices sounding exceptionally clear throughout the whole film.  This being a dialogue driven film, there is very little in the way of surround sound effects.

Extras

Special Features include; Madea Mania, From Stage to Screen, Transforming Tyler, Deleted Scenes, More Deleted Scenes, Photo Gallery, Commentary, The Making of Madea's Family Renuion, Making the Music, Gaither Plantation, Marriage Madea Style.