Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself

September 11th 2009
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • PG-13,
  • 113 min,
  • Lionsgate
  • Cast: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Brian J. White, Hope Olaide Wilson, Kwesi Boakye, Frederick Siglar, Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige, Marvin Winans, Eric Mendenhall, David Paulus, Randall Taylor, Tess Malis Kincaid, Joseph Edward Taylor, Cheryl B. Pratt, Greta Glenn, Tanya R. Rodriguez
  • Director: Tyler Perry
  • Writer: Tyler Perry
  • Producers: Reuben Cannon, Tyler Perry
  • Co Producers: Roger M. Bobb, Jerry P. Jacobs
  • Executive Producer: Michael Paseornek
  • Art Direction: Mayne Berke
  • Casting: Alpha Tyler
  • Costume Design: Keith G. Lewis
  • D.O.P.: Alexander Gruszynski
  • Editor: Maysie Hoy
  • Makeup: Patrice Coleman
  • Production Design: Ina Mayhew


When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids.

But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith ... and even true love.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Atlanta, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references and smoking
  • Production Budget: $13 million
  • Production Companies: The Tyler Perry Company
  • Production Schedule: 16 March 2009 - May 2009

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Academy Award-nominee Taraji P. Henson and Tyler Perry, aside from Tasha Smith, are the only actors to have appeared in separate Tyler Perry films as major characters of different names.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 11 September 2009: Greece