TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?
Too Shrill and Uninspiring
Release Date: April 02, 2010
Starring: Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson,
Michael Jai White, Tasha
Smith, Louis Gossett Jr.,
Sharon Leal, Richard T. Jones,
Jill Scott, Malik Yoba, Denise
Boutte, Lamman Rucker, and
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 121 minutes
Distributor: Lionsgate Films
Director: Tyler Perry
Executive Producer: Michael Paseornek
Producer: Tyler Perry and Reuben Cannon
Writer: Tyler Perry
Address Comments To:Jon Feltheimer, CEO
AKA Lions Gate Films
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200
Fax: (310) 255-3870
The story opens with Terry and Diane, Patricia and Gavin, Troy and Sheila, and Angela and Marcus going to the Bahamas for their annual marriage retreat. Sheila’s abusive ex-husband, Mike, who has a timeshare for the Bahamas resort with his male buddies, shows up, spoiling the week. At the end of the week, everyone is shocked to find out that Patricia, a marriage counselor, is divorcing Gavin.
Back in Atlanta, the bickering between Angela and Marcus (mostly used for comedy) and Patricia and Gavin increases. Meanwhile, Troy gets more upset that he hasn’t found a job yet since he and Sheila moved from Colorado. Also, Terry suspects Diane is having an affair with another lawyer. Finally, Sheila learns that her ex has a secret requiring her help. Only a tragedy reminds everyone that love is the ultimate glue that holds a marriage together.
The movie’s lesson comes at the very end, too late to get beyond the meandering story and shrill arguments that seem to go on endlessly. Unlike Tyler Perry’s other movies, including the previous WHY DID I GET MARRIED, this sequel contains no strong positive references to Christianity or Jesus Christ. Also, Patricia, the marriage counselor played by Janet Jackson, seems to rely only on humanist, feely touchy psychobabble, so no wonder her marriage falls apart.
WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?, a sequel, is not as interesting or worthwhile as its predecessor. It also has more strong foul language in it, and some of the marital violence between Patricia and Gavin is disturbing. So, extreme caution is warranted.
TYLER PERRY’S WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO? becomes too shrill and uninspiring to generate much sympathy for its characters. The movie’s lesson comes at the very end, too late to get beyond the meandering story and shrill arguments that seem to go on endlessly. Unlike Tyler Perry’s other movies, including the previous WHY DID I GET MARRIED, this sequel contains no strong positive references to Christianity or Jesus Christ. The movie’s frequent foul language, disturbing marital arguments and alcohol use require extreme caution.