Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Sunday, 29 March 2020

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG-13 (USA): Sexual references, crude humor and language.

  • The pitch:

    Dreaming of a black-and-white Christmas.

  • Starring:

    Tyler Perry, Anna Maria Horsford, Tika Sumpter, Eric Lively, JR Lemon, Larry the Cable Guy, Kathy Najimy, Chad Michael Murray, Alicia Witt, Noah Urrea

  • Directed by:

    Tyler Perry

  • Running time:

    100 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    Children are bullied, teased, tied up. Vehicle explosion, burning debris. People are punched, threatened. Theft. Arguing, screaming. Ku Klux Klan meeting. Objects kicked. Knocking someone out, choking someone (comic) mentioned. Getting beat up at school, bullying mentioned. Blood/gore: Bruising, scraped forehead. Bandage.


    Kissing, flirting. Shirtless man. Sexual innuendo and crude humour.


    Viagra, growing marijuana mentioned. References to smoking drugs. Alcohol (moonshine seen).


    A-words. Bleeped f-word and s-word. Slang terms for genitals and bodily functions. Name-calling, belittling. Derogatory term for women. Religious references and exclamations. Regional, racial, age, family, relationship, religious stereotypes.


    Christmas, eloping, customer service, budget cuts, parent-teacher relationships, farming, road trips, sponsorship, corporate greed, vegetarianism, Ku Klux Klan, political correctness, prejudice, intolerance, child labour, mother-daughter relationships, interracial relationships, singing, malapropism.


    Job losses. Murdered father/husband, deceased grandparents/parents, deceased uncle mentioned. Divorce, relationship breakup, cancer, heart attacks, asthma mentioned. Death by cancer, being hit by a bus, drowning mentioned. Horse, cows, pig-sty. Mid-credits scenes.


    Involving, amusing, well-intentioned. Good improv. Kathy Najimy and Larry the Cable Guy provide the most fun.


    Unfunny, ignorant, forced, over-familiar, shambling, slapdash, torturous, outrageous, over-plotted, stupid, propogandist, tasteless, rushed, ungainly, cliched, sloppy, insulting, lightweight, backward, regressive, muddled. Terrible sub-plots, contrived story, crass humour, clunky dialogue, sprawling style, cheap-looking graphics, poor editing, lazy film-making, abrupt ending, fails miserably.

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