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“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” (Lionsgate)

Tyler Perry stars in a scene from the movie "A Madea Family Funeral." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Chip Bergman, Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Writer-director and star Tyler Perry has given his alter ego Mabel “Madea” Simmons a sweet and funny valedictory as she organizes a family funeral and dispenses relationship wisdom to younger family members caught in the pain of infidelity. It’s an immensely satisfying story that returns to the formula of Perry’s successful […]

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“Nobody’s Fool” (Paramount)

Tika Sumpter, Whoopi Goldberg and Tiffany Haddish star in a scene from the movie "Nobody's Fool." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Paramount)

By Catholic News Service This vulgar romantic comedy from writer-director Tyler Perry traffics in a flippant, degraded view of human sexuality. At the urging of her mother (Whoopi Goldberg), a straitlaced advertising executive (Tika Sumpter) reluctantly takes in her wild, otherwise homeless ex-con sister (Tiffany Haddish) while also dealing with professional challenges (shared by workmate […]

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“Acrimony” (Lionsgate)

Taraji P. Henson and Lyriq Bent star in a scene from the movie "Acrimony." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Lurid drama about an apparently long-suffering wife (Ajiona Alexus in youth, Taraji P. Henson in maturity) whose ne’er-do-well inventor husband (first Antonio Madison, later Lyriq Bent) runs through the sizable inheritance she received from her mother, then endangers the family home she was also allotted in Mom’s will. But the end […]

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