CATEGORIES Comedy, Drama, Independent, Lionsgate Films, Movie Marketing, Cinematical Indie, Trailers and Clips, Trailers and Clips, Movie News, CinematicalPhew! For a second there, I thought there wasn't going to be any footage of Madea in this new trailer for Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns. But if you're at all familiar with Perry's play Meet the Browns, you know she's not actually featured in the story. So, why was I expecting her to show up in the trailer? Well, IMDb mentions that she's in the movie, which is reportedly very different than the play it's based on. Plus, it's been too long since fans have seen Madea. She's like Tyler Perry's Jay & Silent Bob. Even though she shouldn't be continually milked as a cash cow for Perry's career, it's not smart box-office-wise to let her go. Anyway, that shot of Madea at the head of a police chase may be a lead-in for Perry's eventual film version of Madea Goes to Jail, which he has announced is in the works.
In case you couldn't tell from the trailer, which seems to give every bit away, the plot of Meet the Browns follows the story of Brenda (Angela Bassett), a single mom living in Chicago with serious financial woes, who finds out her father, who she's never met, has just died. She heads to Georgia with her kids and meets her father's other family, The Browns, many of whom, such as Cora Brown (Tamela J. Mann), have starred in previous Perry movies. As we can definitely tell from the trailer, Brenda inherits a house, finds a man (Rick Fox), deals with her son's venture into dope dealing and has a grand time settling in with her new Southern family. Meet the Browns arrives in theaters March 21.