Film Review of Diary of a Mad Black Woman
A 5 page film review/summation of Diary of a Mad Black Woman (directed by Darren Grant for Lions Gate, 2005). The writer argues that this film tries to be all things to all people. The film tries hard to be a comedy, as it features the outrageous performance of Tyler Perry, in drag, as the protagonist's grandmother. On the other hand, there are aspects of the film that moralize in a decidedly Christian, conservative, family-values type manner, only to abandon the Christian-context in order to encompass the theme of revenge. Is it a romantic comedy, drama, social commentary on divorce or a revenge narrative? The filmmakers cannot quite decide, so, ultimately, the film viewer is left in a similar quandary. Bibliography lists 3 sources.