Tyler Perry's Worst Film: Why Did I Get Married Too?
Tyler Perry follows up his best film, 2007s Why Did I Get Married?, with his worst. This time, the four couples in various states of marital discord vacation not in Colorado but in the Bahamasmainly so that Michael Jai Whites Marcus can remain shirtlessbefore resuming their buppie lives in Atlanta (the WDIGM films are the only ones in the Perry oeuvre that openly celebrate, rather than vilify, the bourgeoisie). Where the original succeeded as an honest attempt to explore real adult problems within a fairly taut structure, the sequel stretches out its interminable 121 minutesthe amount of time it usually takes the impresario to release a new filmwith endless reaction shots before the distended plot is resolved by shamefully lazy (even by Perrys standards) interventions. Fans of Janet Jackson, playing a psychologist married to Malik Yoba, the ensembles most talented performer, may get some insight into how she worked through her grief after Michaels death (onscreen, a golf club comes in handy); I chuckled occasionally at the Madea-like outbursts of Tasha Smiths virago: Shove that down your fat-ass throat! Whats not funny: Weird homophobic eruptions, like a flaming queen jumping out of a cake to Its Raining Men as a feuding Jackson says to Yoba, If you wanna be a bitch, theres your man.
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