I happen to be a big fan of Tyler Perry, even though I am white. I haven't seen any of his plays, but we have watched several of his movies. My favorite was Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Ben's favorite was Madea's Family Reunion. Tyler Perry happens to be an amazing person, for those of you who don't know his story. His dad was abusive and 12 years ago he was literally living on the streets. Now, he is a multi-millionaire, so it is a total rags to riches, overcoming hardships story. But, the best thing is that he has huge faith in God, and in all of his movies he shows that faith. He writes incredibly strong female characters, and he attributes that to his mom who was the one who fought for him and held him up when he had such a horrible father. I think his stories have a lot of depth, and they are also really funny.
Meet the Browns is the movie we watched this last weekend, and I really liked it. Ben doesn't like his movies so much, because they really are chick-flicks in the sense that often there are dead-beat guys, but amazing women who overcome all. They are very emotional and sentimental, and I often cry while watching. But, if you haven't seen his movies yet, I would recommend at least trying one out to see what you think- let me know if you like them:)