Alfeo Dixon
Owen Gleiberman
October 17, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
118 minutes
Wide Release Date
10/12/07
performer
Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott
director
Tyler Perry
distributor
Lions Gate Films
author
Tyler Perry
genre
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B-

Four couples gather in a cabin to celebrate their cozy prosperity — until their lies are revealed. That’s when soaper Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? turns into The Big Chill by way of Jerry Springer. Perry is of the spell-everything-in-capital-letters and act-it-out-loudly schools. Yet his sensitivity to women is a tonic. Amid the shout-downs over adultery, male power, and the agony of coping with a child’s death, one performance glistens — Jill Scott’s as the sad, heavyset Sheila, who locates the faith that’s the source of love. B-

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