Film Review: Madea’s Witness Protection

Madeas Witness Protection (2012)Madea’s Witness Protection

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Length: 114 Minutes

Year: 2012

Genre: Comedy

Plot: A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company’s mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea’s southern home.

Director: Tyler Perry

Writer: Tyler Perry

Stars: Tyler Perry | Eugene Levy | Denise Richards

Buy or Rent: Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection

Movie Summary

A family is forced to go into witness protection, after the company, their father was working at, was apparently a Ponzi scheme which took money from the mob as well as other charities. Their father was setup to be the fall guy and ended up being picked up by the FBI. Their father goes into work, one Saturday to find the entire office in disarray, and employees busy shredding various documents. He is called into the office by his boss who informs him of what was going on and the situation the he was in, and the reason for his position.

He returns home and tells his family and begins to brace for the worse. His family was even more shaken up by a threat they received from the mob. The FBI eventually came and placed him and his family into custody, in the hopes of using him as a witness and give them evidence to help strengthen their case. The FBI places the family in protective custody, at Madea’s. Madea is slow to accept it at first but eventually allows it, but still makes a fuss when she realizes that the family is “white”.

The family starts over and the FBI continue their investigation with no problems, but the father still is not much of a help, until he remembers something about the accounts and manages to find the location of the money, but the FBI refuses to do anything and takes matters into his own hands. He employs the help of Madea to play the role of the person in whose name the account was in and manages to return the stolen money to all the charities, and Madea, took her cut without the father knowing. The case was tried and everyone brought to justice.

Review

Not a bad movie, not as outrageously funny as the other Madea movies but still gave me some laughs, I would have to say it is watchable.

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