Why did I get married? (2007)

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Other themes: Dramedy (Drama combined with Comedy), Friendship, Family, Choices, Faith, Psychology, weekend retreat,

Top taglines:

     ...Because no one inspires me more.


        ...Because every moment we share is better than the last.


          ...Because two are stronger than one.


            ...Because we complete each other's sentences.

After "peeping" at the Ozine Fest '08 at the SM Mega Trade Hall after eating with RJ, I knew I needed to relax a bit before going home. I was hoping to watch THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, but it wasn't playing yet. The other movies weren't quite wholesome so it was a relief to "discover" this film.

Shucks. I never heard about this movie before. Maybe when Tyler Perry (the writer/director and as Terry) or Janet Jackson (as Dr. Patricia Agnew) was being interviewed by those famous people about it, I was in the powder room or something.

The movie is nice. Nothing spectacular about it, but I like the friendship story (and of course their different love stories). It's great to see Janet Jackson on screen after a looooong time. How long was that? 6? 7? 8 years?

One of my favorite parts of the movie was when Sheila and Troy kissed then stopped because Sheila had to pray. I couldn't help but chuckle.

Only a few people watched the film and the few that did didn't appreciate their jokes that they rarely laughed(except when Marcus thought Angela was going to kill him...that got a reaction from them).

Oh, I also liked the scene where Gavin confronted Patricia...but I don't want to spoil anything for those of you who still want to watch it.

By the way, the others thought it was a bit preachy, but they liked the ending.

I did too.

According to the imdb.com this story is based on Tyler Perry's play of the same title. Hmmm, so that was why the lines were like for the "stage". Some of the acting too seemed to be meant for theater.

So do I recommend it? Let me put it this way, you've got nothing to lose!

From imdb:


Dr. Patricia Agnew, a psychologist, has written a best seller about marriage: hers and those of three other couples who together take a week's vacation each year to ask themselves, "Why did I get married?" It's time for one of those weeks, and all four relationships are strained: Patricia and her husband Gavin have the shadow of grief between them; Terry believes that Diane has abandoned him for her work; Angela, who's built a successful business, belittles her husband Marcus, who works for her; Mike is cruel to Sheila, his religious, overweight wife. During the week, each person's secret comes out. Will these marriages survive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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