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Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself Details


A hard-living nightclub singer discovers the importance of family with the help of a handsome Mexican immigrant in this inspirational comedy drama from writer/director Tyler Perry. When pistol-packing granny Madea (Perry) awakens to the sound of her home being ransacked by wayward teen Jennifer (Hope Olaide Wilson) and her two younger brothers, she promptly marches the troubled kids over their aunt April's house. But despite being the only relative the kids can turn to, April (Taraji P. Henson) is hardly a role model; a self-destructive songbird with a serious drinking problem, she spends her nights at the club and relies on her married boyfriend, Raymond, to pay the bills. Suddenly, into April's life wanders Sandino (Adam Rodriguez), a hard-luck immigrant in search of some honest work. Before long, Sandino has moved into April's basement room, and formed a solid connection with the kids. The closer April and Sandino grow, the more April begins to recognize the importance of faith and family. When the time comes to say goodbye to her old ways and start a new life, the wounded chanteuse realizes that she may have finally found the true love that's always eluded her. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 11, 2009


Taraji P. Henson
as April
Adam Rodriguez
as Sandino
Tyler Perry
as Madea
Tyler Perry
as Joe
Hope Olaide Wilson
as Jennifer
Mary J. Blige
as Tanya
Brian J. White
as Randy
Kwesi Boakye
as Manny
Freddy Siglar
as Byron
Gladys Knight
as Wilma
Marvin Winans, Sr.
as Pastor Brian
Eric Mendenhall
as Man #1
David Paulus
as Miller
Randall Taylor
as Mr. Bradley
Tess Malis Kincaid
as Ms. Sullivan
Joe E. Taylor Jr.
as Announcer
Cheryl B. Pratt
as 911 Dispatcher
Judith Franklin
as Rock Steady Background Singer
Jameaka Tubbs
as Rock Steady Background Singer
Thomasina Walker
as Rock Steady Background Singer
Jamilah Windham
as Rock Steady Background Singer
Greta Glenn
as Mama Rose
Tanya R. Rodriguez
as Waitress


Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Reuben Cannon
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Play Author
Alexander Gruszynski
Aaron Zigman
Composer (Music Score)
Joel C. High
Musical Direction/Supervision
Maysie Hoy
Ina Mayhew
Production Designer
Mayne Berke
Art Director
Jerry P. Jacobs
Roger Bobb
Michael Paseornek
Executive Producer
Keith G. Lewis
Costume Designer
Lance Totten
Set Decorator
Roger Bobb
First Assistant Director
Greg Wattkis
Alpha Tyler
Robi Reed
David Paul Lord
Stunts Coordinator
Jerry P. Jacobs
Unit Production Manager
Sharon C. Dietz
Production Supervisor
Angi Bones
Second Assistant Director
Guss Williams
Stunts Coordinator
Donna Sloan
Executive in Charge of Production