Meet the Browns

3 out of 5 stars
Those hoping for another heaping helping of Madea may be disappointed (she has only a cameo), but otherwise Meet the Browns offers everything we’ve come to expect from Tyler Perry. Angela Bassett lends dramatic weight as Brenda, an impoverished single mother from Chicago who gets to know her father’s side of the family in rural Georgia after his death. David Mann lends literal weight as Brenda’s malapropism-prone, supper-loving newfound brother. The balance of comedy and drama feels a little out of whack, with long earnest stretches and sudden lurches into broad clowning, but that too is something Perry is known for

By: Hank Sartin


Release details

Rated: PG-13
Release date: Friday March 21 2008
Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Tyler Perry
Screenwriter: Tyler Perry
Cast: Angela Bassett
Rick Fox
Margaret Avery
David Mann
Tamela J. Mann
Lance Gross
Chloe Bailey
Mariana Tolbert
Sofía Vergara
Irma P Hall
Frankie Faison
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