Saturday 26 February 2022

REVIEW: A Madea Homecoming (2022) Starring Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis-Patton, David Mann and Brendan O'Carroll

Review by Jon Donnis
This is the first Madea film I have ever seen; I believe this is number 11 or 12 in the series? So clearly it must be a popular franchise for them to make so many.

A Madea Homecoming is a "comedy" that revolves around Madea preparing and then welcoming her extended family who have all come into town to celebrate her great-grandson's graduation from college.

For some reason I am not aware of, Agnes Brown from Mrs. Brown's Boys, played by Brendan O'Carroll, turns up as the aunty of one of the boys who is a black, Dutch Irishman. It is only when Agnes Brown turns up, does the film even succeed in being vague funny. And even then, the jokes are all about misunderstandings, Agnes Brown tells the family to not get their knickers in a twist, which of course they all think she said the N word, and then Agnes Brown upon realising that they are mistaken says "wait a cotton-picking minute", which in turn creates more anger. That is the level of humour.

The whole film is one dimensional, and if you are new to the franchise, and expect to see something akin to Eddie Murphy playing lots of hilarious characters in different outfits etc, you will be sorely mistaken.

Despite being labelled as a comedy, I did not laugh once, in fact I did not smile once throughout. The humour is cheap, the storyline gets a bit preachy at times, and in general is clearly a cash in on what came before.

Only the Agnes Brown character is remotely likeable, and even then, I have never particularly found that character funny.

This franchise will not get a single new fan, some people will check it out for the Mrs Brown Boys crossover, and will not watch another film.

Go watch Nutty Professor instead.

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2022 has an early contender for worst film of the year.


If you are a fan of the franchise, it is out now on Netflix.