Boo! A Madea Halloween
Madea (writer-director Tyler Perry) agrees to spend Halloween keeping an eye on the wayward daughter (Diamond White) of her nephew (Perry again); aiding her, if that’s the right word, are her brother Joe (Perry yet again) and her gal pals Aunt Bam (Cassi Davis) and Miss Hattie (Patrice Lovely). The latest holiday installment in the adventures of Perry’s trash-sassy matriarch is more of the same—a slapdash story serving as a framework on which to hang Madea’s rapid-fire racy (but still PG-13 rated) monologues. It’s hard to escape a sense that Perry’s getting tired of the old biddy, but her movies are making too damn much money for him to stop. The fans will probably be pleased, but the most interesting thing about this one is how Perry finesses playing scenes with himself in three different roles. J.L.