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One of his better efforts
November 13, 2012
I've only seen two Tyler Perry movies. Madea's Witness Protection and I Can Do Bad All By Myself.
Witness Protection was a fairly standard fish out of water comedy. Eugene Levy stole the show. Denise Richards, not so much. The bodily function jokes were kept to a minimum in this movie, and the plot was topical, what with all the corporate scandals going on these days. It's a good movie to watch for $3.99 on a cold weekend afternoon when your chores were all done in the morning and you have some spare time on your hands.
In comparison to I Can Do Bad All By Myself, this movie does not have the "preachifying" that I understand is a staple of Tyler Perry's films. Yes, there is a scene with a preacher and a choir, but Witness Protection had nothing like the half-hour-plus trip to church that I Can Do Bad All By Myself did. I hope that Tyler Perry can limit the sermonizing in the future and feature more of his comedic timing as Madea, because it was truly spot-on in both films.