Movie Renter's Guide - August, 2008



"Meet the Browns" (Blu-ray)


Brenda Brown (Bassett) receives a letter informing her of her father's death. In spite of the fact that she never really knew him and does not feel grief from his passing, she is compelled to go to Georgia to attend the funeral.

So, off she goes, along with her three children to visit her father's family.

Unfortunately, her dad's clan don't even know who she is, and apparently, they are suprised that he had a daughter that they were unaware of.

And of course, what begins as an embarrassing situation evolves into relationships that she wished she had never been without.



  • Lionsgate
  • 2008, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 41 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1280p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio
  • Directed by Tyler Perry
  • Starring Angela Bassett, Rick Fox, Margaret Avery, Frankie Faison
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  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: Mild
  • Language: Mild


I keep thinking Hollywood must be out of romantic comedy storylines, and they keep coming up with new ones. Or at least, new takes on plots that have been around forever.


Even though the movie does not "exploit" its high definition image quality and HD surround sound, I am getting quite used to being able to see all the detail, regardless of the story, and to hear it all, without compression distortion.


These include Mr. Brown's Fashion Breakdown, Meet the Lovebirds, and other things.