Madea, has out lived her welcome.
This installment finds her circle of relatives and friends sitting around through out the better part of the story insulting each other with crude language. The funeral the family attends begins at eleven in the morning and ends at six thirty in the evening. Everyone has something to say and nearly all guests are near to falling asleep or rubbing their throbbing back from sitting through a ceremony that is tool long and too dull. That’s the same way to describe A Madea Family Funeral.
What is initially planned as a family reunion turns into a funeral when Uncle Anthony comes up dead after an affair with a much younger sexy girl friend. Up to the death we see nothing but a restatement of each of the Madea films. Bicker, Bicker, Bicker while sitting around in a room. After the death, the film becomes a soap or a morality play on the virtues of being loyal to one’s spouse, or girl friend, or boy friend, or brother.
The complexity of the soap could be interesting, in fact it is far better than the bickering of the first half of the film. But what was Perry attempting to produce. A silly comedy which is the tag line of Madea or a film that lectures about what can happen when one is not faithful. In this case, being unfaithful produces death to the older man who was stepping out with a very attractive active young woman who is a family friend.
It’s time to bury Madea, this should have been her funeral, not even Mike Tyson can save her.