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At Madea's house, Madea calls Cora, who is at the hair salon, to drive her to the store to get some groceries. Cora refuses to cut her appointment short, angering Madea. Joe warns that Madea will get into trouble if she drives to the store herself, but she ignores him and goes anyway. At Kmart in Mableton, Georgia, a woman steals the parking space that Madea was about to take and acts very snobbish to Madea when she confronts the woman over it, so Madea commandeers a forklift truck to remove the woman's car from the space, wrecking the car in the process. Madea then flees back home as the woman calls her police officer husband.
Madea Goes to Jail
While in DeKalb County Prison, Candace reunites with Donna and reveals her long prison sentence. Madea gains serial killer T.T. (Sofía Vergara) as a cellmate and befriends Candace, coming to her defense when she is sexually harassed by prison "boss" Big Sal (Robin Coleman). Candace, Madea, T.T., Big Sal, and Donna later attend a class taught by Ellen at the prison in order to have time reduced from their sentences. During a lesson about forgiveness, Madea notices that some of the inmates would rather play victim instead of taking responsibility for their crimes. She tells the class they need to stop seeing themselves as victims and forgive those who led them onto the bad paths they've been on, as they weren't the ones who ended up in jail.
On Josh's wedding day, Chuck, serving as best man, tells him that Linda falsified Candace's file. During the ceremony, an appalled Josh tells the congregation, including Fran, the Mayor and the Governor what Linda has done and jilts her at the altar, to Chuck's satisfaction. He then rushes to the prison where he professes to Candace that he loves her and will help her get out of jail and restore her life.
After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea in front of the judge, her reprieve is short-lived as anger management issues get the best of her and land her in jail. A gleeful Joe couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But Madea's eccentric family members the Browns rally behind her, lending their special "country" brand of support. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway is on the fast track to career success. But Hardaway lands a case too personal to handle - defending young prostitute and former drug addict, Candace Washington and asks his fiancée and fellow ADA Linda Holmes to fill in on his behalf. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young woman, protecting her in a "motherly" way as only Madea can.
Josh buys Candy lunch, introduces her to the street preacher and provides her shelter when she needs it most. Even when Linda begins to pressure Josh to surrender Candy to the consequences of her choices, he continues to demonstrate compassion and goes out of his way to help Candy untangle her life from the circumstances that have ensnared her.
Madea consults with Dr. Phil McGraw for anger management, but does not cooperate with McGraw. Returning home, Madea, needing to buy groceries, calls Cora to drive her to the store after she was sitting in her beauty salon for too long, but Cora declines, angering Madea. Joe predicts that Madea will get into trouble if she goes to the store, but Madea ignores him and goes anyway, driving in her car. At Kmart, Madea commandeers a forklift truck to remove another car out of a parking space that a rude woman(who was also the wife of a police officer) had stolen from Madea wants, and flips the car over, destroying it. Madea is arrested and brought to court again, where Judge Greg Mathis sentences her to prison for five to ten years.
While in prison, Madea befriends Candace, and comes to her defense when she is sexually harassed by Big Sal. Candace, Madea, T.T., and Donna attend a class taught by Ellen at the prison, in order to have time reduced from their sentences. During a lesson about forgiveness, Madea notices that some of the inmates would rather play victim instead of taking the blame for their crimes. She tells the class they need to stop seeing themselves as victims and forgive those who lead them on the paths they were on, as they weren't the ones who ended up in jail. Candace is moved by her words, and during a visit with Josh, Candace admits that back when she was raped at the party he took her to, she called his name repeatedly as the attack happened, but he never came for her. Candace held on to that anger for so long, she forgot how to move on. But with everything she learned from Ellen and Madea, Candace finally decides to forgive Josh and pick up the pieces of her life.
Two different stories play out: In the first, the rambunctious Madea (Tyler Perry), due to her anger management issues, finds herself in jail for 5-10 after a parking lot dispute. In the second, a woman (Keshia Knight Pulliam) who's trying to come to terms with a horrible event from her past also finds herself in jail for 17 years, until an old friend (Derek Luke) uncovers wrongdoing in the DA's office. Also with Tamela J. Mann, Vanessa Ferlito, Robin Coleman, RonReaco Lee, Ion Overman and Viola Davis. Directed by Tyler Perry. [1:43]
Eventually, midway through the story, Madea and Candace end up in jail together. Madea helps Candace avoid the advances of a tough female inmate as both get counseling from a female preacher ministering to the women convicts.
Meanwhile, Madea (played by Perry, who also appears as a crotchety, weed-smoking old-timer named Joe), is getting into all kinds of scrapes. For example, when a snippy white girl steals the parking space she's headed for, she solves the problem by using a forklift. Although she's usually let off the hook by lenient judges, she finally goes up in front of Judge Mathis (playing himself), and he shows no mercy. Her high jinks finally land her in jail, the same facility where, it turns out, Candace has also been incarcerated.
Madea Goes to Jail is a 2009 film by Tyler Perry reprising his role as Madea, the don't-mess-with-me matriarch who finds herself in jail after one too many entanglements with the law. Meanwhile, in the B-plot to the movie, a prostitute named Candace (Keshia Knight Pulliam) fatefully encounters Josh (Derek Luke), her best friend from college who now works as an assistant district attorney. Sympathizing with her plight, Josh endears himself to get to the bottom of how she ended up on the streets in an effort to relieve his guilt about his success. As the details unfold, The Reveal leads Candice back to the man truly meant for her and helps to get her off of the streets. With the help of her friend Donna (Vanessa Ferlitto), and Helen (Viola Davis), a serious Determinator of the Church, justice is eventually done.
"We've been talking a lot lately about people going to the movies to escape," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box office tracker Media By Numbers. "Usually, people want to escape from jail, but people keep wanting to escape to jail with Madea. That character has made a huge mark. If you've got 'Tyler Perry' or 'Madea' in the title, you've got a hit." 041b061a72