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A Madea Christmas Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tyler Perry, Larry the Cable Guy, Tika Sumpter, Kathy Najimy

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Madea is working for Christmas at a mall for her niece Eileen. Eileen reveals to Madea that she wants to take off for the holiday and surprise Lacey, Eileen's daughter, at her new home in small town Alabama. Lacey is taken aback by this, as she secretly got married to a white man named Conner, but didn't tell her mother since her mother hates all white people. When Eileen comes to town, Lacey is forced to make Conner pretend to be the help around the farm... but since Conner's parents were already planning on coming to town for the holidays, it will simply surround Eileen with more white people and make matters even worse. Eileen also invites Lacey's ex-boyfriend to town, where he has volunteered to help Lacey help save the town's Christmas Jubilee by providing corporate sponsorship. Yet when Lacey finds out that the contract the town signed had a stipulation that no one could mention any religious elements in the Jubilee, the town gets her fired. As Eileen grows increasingly rude to Conner and his family, and the town grows increasingly hostile toward Lacey for what she did to the Christmas Jubilee, it's up to Madea to instigate change, help make Eileen realize the error of her prejudice, help the town find a loophole in their contract, and set everything right in time for the holidays.
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Best part of story, including ending: Madea and Conner's father, played by Larry the Cable Guy, share terrific comedic chemistry, and watching them exchange crude banter is a pleasure.

Best scene in story: The first scene between Madea and Conner's father, where they see through their different backgrounds and embrace their shared love of inappropriate humor, is hilarious.

Opinion about the main character: Madea is a non-stop joke machine, unafraid to keep it real when everyone else is restrained by the rules of society, which makes her an enjoyable agent of change in any film.

The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar

Script Analysis of A Madea Christmas

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism! Comedy or Parody about    -   holiday comedy How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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