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Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns Details


Prolific playwright Tyler Perry adapts his popular stage play of the same name in this family-oriented comedy concerning a desperate mother who connects with the family she never knew. Brenda is a single Chicago mother of three who has been struggling for years to keep her kids off of the streets. Suddenly let go from her job with no warning to speak of, the eternally optimistic mother begins to experience a suffocating sense of hopelessness for the very first time in her life. When Brenda receives a death notice claiming that the father she has never met has passed away, she quickly gathers up the kids and sets out for Georgia to attend the funeral. Upon arriving in the Deep South, the once fretful mother is pleasantly surprised to discover that there is a whole side of the family she never knew existed. A crass but good-natured clan that welcomes Brenda and her children with open arms, the Browns' lazy summer afternoons and frequent trips to the county fair offer a much-needed contrast to the stress of surviving in inner city Chicago. Writer/director/actor Perry reprises his role as indomitable, law-breaking grandmother Madea in a comedy that proves sometimes second chances come when you least expect it. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 21, 2008


Angela Bassett
as Brenda
Rick Fox
as Harry
Margaret Avery
as Sarah
Frankie R. Faison
as L.B
Jennifer Lewis
as Vera
Lance Gross
as Michael
Sofía Vergara
as Cheryl
Lamman Rucker
as Will
Tamela Mann
as Cora Brown
David Mann
as LeRoy Brown
Irma P. Hall
as Mildred
Tyler Perry
as Joe/Madea
LaVan Davis
as Bus Driver
Mia Butler
as Woman
Wes Kennemore
as Carnival Worker
Mariana Tolbert
as Lena
Chloe Bailey
as Tosha
Olumiji Olawumi
as Gang Member #1
Jonathan Slocumb
as Pastor
Allen Edge
as Samuel
Keith Kupferer
as Supervisor
Jacqueline Williams
as Worker
Phil Ridarelli
as Power Company Worker
David Kronenwetter
as News Reporter
Roy McCrerey
as NBA Coach
Tom Clark
as Press Member #1
Tasia Grant
as Press Member #2
Michael Cole
as Richard
Penny Slusher
as Woman


Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Reuben Cannon
Tyler Perry
Play Author
Tyler Perry
Sandi Sissel
Aaron Zigman
Composer (Music Score)
Joel C. High
Musical Direction/Supervision
Maysie Hoy
Ina Mayhew
Production Designer
Roger Bobb
Joseph P. Genier
Michael Paseornek
Executive Producer
Keith G. Lewis
Costume Designer
Alpha Tyler
Kim Williams