|Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013)|
|Rating: 4.5/10 (3,868 votes)
Director: Tyler Perry
Writer: Tyler Perry (screenplay), Tyler Perry (based on the stage play "A Madea Christmas" written by)
Stars: Tyler Perry, Anna Maria Horsford, Tika Sumpter, Eric Lively
Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Released: 13 Dec 2013
|Plot: Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.|
In Atlanta, Georgia Mabel “Madea” Simmons (Tyler Perry) has been talked into getting a job at a local store as customer service by her great-niece Eileen Murphy (Anna Maria Horsford). Madea quickly gets fed up with the customers and starts speaking rudely to them, causing herself to get fired on her first day. Madea then asks for her paycheck, but her boss tells her they will mail it to her. Infuriated, Madea steals a dress and some money from the cash register, then exits shortly after.
Meanwhile, Eileen’s daughter, Lacey Williams (Tika Sumpter), who is working as a teacher at a small school in Alabama, has many problems on her hands: the school does not have enough money to fund its annual Christmas Jubilee. This angers the townsfolk, thus pressuring Lacey to have her ex-boyfriend, Oliver (J.R. Lemon), fund the school through his business. Lacey also wants one of her students, Bailey McCoy (Noah Urrea) to sing in the Christmas Jubilee. Stuck with many issues to deal with, she tells Eileen that she will not be able to come home for Christmas.