Tyler Perry paid for half of the $5.5 million budget with Lions Gate Films. (imdb.com)
The characters of Brian/Madea/Joe are all played by the films producer/writer Tyler Perry. (imdb.com)
Based around the character of Madea played by Tyler Perry in a series of hit African-American gospel stage plays: I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2000), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2001), Madea's Family Reunion (2002), Madea's Class Reunion (2003), Meet the Browns (2004), and Madea Goes to Jail (2004). (imdb.com)
Madea's outrage when finding the wire hanger is based on how Joan Crawford would lose her temper and mind when she found one in the closet, as her daughter 'Christina Crawford' (who was on the receiving end of some of those hangers) explained in her book "Mommie Dearest". (imdb.com)
The house in which Charles' character resides is the actual home of producer Tyler Perry. (imdb.com)
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