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Madea Gets a Job - The Musical

by Kitty Drexel
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Thursday Feb 21, 2013
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Tyler Perry’s, "Madea Get’s a Job: The Play" has the same punchy entertainment value as a Drag Show but without the glitzy costumes or cheap sex jokes, and with heaps more Jesus.

The Easy Rest Retirement Home is understaffed and over-occupied. Madea volunteers at the front desk to fulfill her community service obligation. Instead of taking orders, she schools the residents and employees of Retirement Home in her own brand of enlightenment while raising Hell.

This is a movie cum play for the Perry mega-fans; It is Perry’s playground. The cast follows a script whereas Perry improvises the bawdier scenes and often breaks character to the delight of the live audience. Even if Perry is the draw, his cast has talent enough to sustain the show while he plays. The supporting players are all excellent actors with exceptional singing voices as seen in the opening musical number "Grandma’s Hands."

It has the same punchy entertainment value as a Drag Show but without the glitzy costumes or cheap sex jokes and with heaps more Jesus.

"Madea" boasts an excellent soundtrack. There are several musical numbers within the play. The best musical moments occur in the spirited concert at the play’s conclusion. Perry is the MC and the cast performs with a full band. It is unfortunate that Perry is out of costume for the concert; Madea would make a hilarious MC.

Bonus features to the Blue-ray include "Behind the Curtain," a behind the scenes look at the production, with the cast. It also includes options for widescreen and English/Spanish subtitles.

It should be noted that this film is not rated.


Tyler Perry’s, "Madea Get’s A Job: The Play"
Blue-ray
$19.99
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