Why Did I Get Married?

October 12th, 2007


Why Did I Get Married?

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The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 4.6/10 (6,667 voted)

Critic's Score: 54/100

Director: Tyler Perry

Stars: Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal

Dr. Patricia Agnew, a psychologist, has written a best seller about marriage: hers and those of three other couples who together take a week's vacation each year to ask themselves, "Why did I get married?" It's time for one of those weeks, and all four relationships are strained: Patricia and her husband Gavin have the shadow of grief between them; Terry believes that Diane has abandoned him for her work; Angela, who's built a successful business, belittles her husband Marcus, who works for her; Mike is cruel to Sheila, his religious, overweight wife. During the week, each person's secret comes out. Will these marriages survive?

Tyler Perry - Terry
Sharon Leal - Diane
Janet Jackson - Patricia
Malik Yoba - Gavin
Jill Scott - Sheila
Richard T. Jones - Mike
Tasha Smith - Angela
Michael Jai White - Marcus
Denise Boutte - Trina
Lamman Rucker - Sheriff Troy
Keesha Sharp - Pam
Kaira Akita - Keisha (as Kaira Whitehead)
Sheri Mann Stewart - Professor Stewart
Brian Bremer - Jay
Bart Hansard - Bartender

Taglines: ...Because no one inspires me more.


Official Website: Lions Gate Entertainment [United States] |

Release Date: 12 October 2007

Filming Locations: Agnes Scott College - 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, Georgia, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $21,353,759 (USA) (14 October 2007) (2011 Screens)

Gross: $55,184,721 (USA) (9 December 2007)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Continuity: After arriving at the mountain cabin, Terry comes in to the bedroom and notices Diane has fallen asleep while working. At first, her laptop computer is screen-up on her lap with the stylus in her hand. But just before Terry leaves, the laptop is screen-down and the stylus is gone.

Trina: I'm sure she's fine
Angela: Trick, was anybody talking to you?
Trina: Trick?
Angela: Yes, trick. As in slut, whore, tramp. You don't know your name?

User Review

Why is this rated so low?

Rating: 7/10

Why this film is rated at 3.2 is beyond me. I truly have to believe that it is racism. Tyler Perry is not my favorite but he is not untalented either. Instead of showing African Americans as either crack heads or criminals he is trying to show that African American people hold important jobs, are educated and struggle with issues just like white people do. This movie was well written and entertaining, no doubt about it. It was funny and insightful, showing the ups and downs of marriage and also showing unconditional Love that has to come with a successful marriage.I think Tyler Perry is a wonderful example for African Americans,Strong and spiritual and not afraid to show his Faith in God in his movies and that is to be applauded. Why is it that you can't show movies of Faith now days but can show sex, violence and cursing in Movies with no problem at all? What is this society coming to? I would really like to know.


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