• Jennifer Green

Review: "Tyler Perry's A Madea Homecoming"

The Madea films are all about the characters; they have their audience and the latest installment will be no different. But definitely don't come to Tyler Perry's A Madea Homecoming looking for much beyond the usual trash-talking and crass humor. The film takes place almost entirely in one setting -- Madea's house. There are some very funny moments, like confusion over an Irish character (a hilarious Brendan O'Carroll as Madea's White counterpart), whose localisms are misinterpreted: "knickers" sounds like the "N" word, and she uses unintentionally-charged terms like "cotton-picking" and "proud boy." The film conveys a couple of political messages about Black Lives Matter, accepting gay people, and supporting rather than defunding police. Madea's folksy life lessons once again communicate that love and family are more important than anything else.

 

Read the full review at Common Sense Media.