Rated: PG-13 for drug use and references, suggestive content, language, some horror images and thematic material. Reviewed by: Frank Release date: October 21, 2016 Released by: Lions Gate Films
Madea (Tyler Perry) has been one of the best franchise film characters for the past decade, when she is good we get to laugh our way through her adventures. But now we must conclude that the smart wise cracking older woman has reached the time retire.
In Boo, Madea uses her rat-a-tat delivery to continually sport her position relative to the method Brian (Tyler Perry) is using to bring up his seventeen year old daughter Tiffany (Diamond White).
The promotion of Boo has revolved around Halloween, but there are no scares except for the seventeen year old when she attends a party at a frat house managed by Jonathan (Yousef Erakat). Tiffany sneaks out of the house while her father is away on Halloween evening and Madea along with Aunt Bam (Cassi Davis) who keeps her drug prescription in her bra are on hand to be sure the young woman doesn't head to the big party down the street.
While Perry works in a morality play into the script, Medea talks and talks, and does not get into action as she has in past films. The little plot she hatches to teach a lesson to the young woman, allows Petty as Brian to give a lecture on parental responsibility. That's not why we go to see Medea.
Medea is a delightful spitfire of a women who doesn't take any crap from anyone. When that Madea appears Tyler Perry succeeds but here she is far more reserved even when using her machine gun chatter.
I miss the old Madea.
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