Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming received a warm welcome in its premiere on Netflix.
The film started streaming on Friday, Feb. 25 and is already the #1 movie on the platform’s ‘Top 10’ list in the U.S. The comedy is also the #2 program overall in the U.S. after the drama series Vikings Valhalla.
Perry, who stars in, directed and wrote the film posted Saturday on his Twitter account: “Well!! Y’all still got this old broad’s back!! What a blessing after all these years. Still number one! #AMadeaHomecoming”
In the film, the family comes together for Madea’s great grandson’s college graduation, but family drama and surprise guests cause some funny revelations.
The supporting cast includes Tamela Mann (Cora), David Mann (Mr. Brown), and Cassi Davis Patton (Aunt Bam) as well as Irish actor Brendan O’Carroll and his Agnes Brown character from the sitcom Mrs. Brown’s Boys. Viewers of the BBC series know Brown as a matriarch from Dublin who meddles in the lives of her family and friends, and A Madea Homecoming crossover shows her visiting Madea.
Perry originally said his famed Madea character would retire, but then the multi-hyphenate uploaded a video on Instagram in June announcing Madea would be coming out of retirement this year for the Netflix movie.
“Madea’s coming to Netflix. We need to laugh, man. Too much is going on in the country,” Perry said in a video he posted on Instagram.
Perry originated Madea in his popular stage plays, then brought the character to the screen in Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005). The most recent film in the hit franchise was 2019’s A Madea Family Funeral. The character is based off of Perry’s mother and aunt
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