Why Did I Get Married Too?

April 2nd, 2010


Why Did I Get Married Too?

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Four couples find themselves struggling to save their marriages once again on their annual marriage retreat, while each of them battle through financial, physical, mental, and emotional issues.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 3.2/10 (4,256 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director: Tyler Perry

Stars: Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott

Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.

Tyler Perry - Terry
Janet Jackson - Patricia
Jill Scott - Sheila
Sharon Leal - Dianne
Malik Yoba - Gavin
Richard T. Jones - Mike
Tasha Smith - Angela
Lamman Rucker - Troy
Michael Jai White - Marcus
Louis Gossett Jr. - Porter
Cicely Tyson - Ola
Nia Iman Muhammad - Kenya Bobb
Tyson Gilmore - T.J.
Valarie Pettiford - Harriet
Marc Farley - Stage Manager

Taglines: Marriage is an institution they're committed to.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 2 April 2010

Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $29,289,537 (USA) (4 April 2010) (2155 Screens)

Gross: $60,072,596 (USA) (6 June 2010)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

Janet Jackson first learned of her pop-star brother, Michael's death on June 25th, 2009, while filming this movie.

Continuity: The scene where Angela confronts the gardener in her bedroom with the pistol, she waves the pistol around with the barrel clearly visible and the slide to the rear, which indicates that the chamber and magazine are both empty. Moments later she fires another shot, but has not reloaded the pistol.

Angela: You start all of my arguments.
Patricia Agnew: Why?
Angela: You and that book! You just have all the answers, don't you?

User Review

A painfully poor reprisal

Rating: 2/10

The first installment in this series was decent enough to spark my interest in checking out the sequel. Unfortunately, Why Did I Get Married Too was a sub-par attempt to reprise Perry's previous venture in couples therapy. There were a few redeemable aspects of the movie, namely, some of the characters have been further developed. The new aspects of their relationship dynamics made it interesting to see how their lives have changed. Also appreciated are the moments of bare sincerity in the dialogue. There are a few scenes where a husband and wife could be seen having a believable, vulnerable discussion about the impact of individual choices on their relationship without the bravado of over-the-top displays.

Sadly, any redeemable parts of this film were heavily flanked in overwrought dramatic scenes in an effort to create meaningful turning points, and mostly uncomfortable attempts at humor. It's as if Perry thought that hearty laughter from the characters in the more comedic scenes would somehow make the scene funnier; the mission was not accomplished. Also, Perry decided to have the movie be more dependent on Janet Jackson's character as the center pin of the plot, which is an unfortunate shift because she simply doesn't have the skills to deliver. While she is more highly emotive throughout this film, she isn't believable. It just left you feeling uncomfortable watching it happen. To make matters worst, the scene transitions felt abrupt, like you were being yanked by the collar from one end of a room to another.

On a more pitiful note, there were several lines and scenes that were way too close to those from the movies Boomerang, Soul Food, and Unfaithful. It's one thing to have a trite storyline; it's a whole other issue when scenes are taken from other movies and executed so similarly to the original that the forerunner immediately comes to the viewer's mind. This kind of poorly-done mimicry leaves you feeling duped by and embarrassed for the person attempting it. The worst part was the ending, which felt rushed and forced. Perry is certainly invested in happy endings, but this was insulting to the characters and the viewers.

Overall, the only reason I continued to watch the movie was not because it was in any way worth it, but because I have a sometimes silly desire to finish what I've started. I hope that Perry soon decides to employ screenwriters to broaden the scope of what seems to be a one-man show and production because movie scriptwriting requires a level of skill that he has not yet polished.


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