Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas
A Madea Christmas is a comedy movie written, directed, produced and starred by Tyler Perry. It is the first Christmas-themed flick from the writer-director, and was adapted from his play bearing the same title. It is the 17th movie by Perry, and the seventh from the Madea franchise. This movie which you can download at Movie2k tackles issues like religious and secular celebrations of Christmas, honesty, and interracial relationships. The film is not made for children, however, as there are a lot of references to and jokes about sex, aside from the use of curse words and insults.
The story revolves around Madea, played by Perry, who is in need of a job and eventually gets one from a department store thanks to the help of her niece Eileen (played by Anna Maria Horsford). When Eileen discovers that her daughter Lacey won’t be visiting her for Christmas, she asks Madea to accompany her to rural Alabama and surprise Lacey (played by Tika Sumpter) instead. The plot thickens when Lacey asks her well-off ex-flame Oliver (played by JR Lemon) to find a sponsor for their hometown’s annual Christmas jubilee. However, Oliver does not know that Lacey is now married to Conner (Eric Lively) who she introduces as her ‘farm hand.’ Conner’s parents arrive from Louisiana and also play along the charade for Lacey’s sake. Eileen does not approve of the brouhaha, and her treatment of Conner and his parents becomes ruder by the day. Madea then successfully prods Lacey to stand up to her mom on Christmas day.
The movie has its share of funny scenes, but overall, it is ranked by many critics as among the worst flicks made by Perry. Perhaps the only saving grace it has is its message of compassion and forgiveness. Viewers may want to find another free movie streaming online instead of wasting two hours on this flick.