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A Madea Family Funeral | 2019 | PG-13 | – 5.3.5

content-ratingsWhy is “A Madea Family Funeral” rated PG-13? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “crude sexual content, language, and drug references throughout.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes many sexual references and implications of infidelity, a man dying during sex, women’s outfits that reveal cleavage, a few face slaps, a tense traffic stop with the police drawing weapons, many arguments, and at least 1 F-word with a couple more that are not fully enunciated. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.”


Madea (Tyler Perry) arranges a family funeral in Georgia, and many family members that look eerily like Tyler Perry show up and plenty of embarrassing family secrets are revealed. Also with Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Mike Tyson, Ciera Payton, Kj Smith, Quin Walters, Aeriél Miranda, Vermyttya Erahn, Jen Harper, Courtney Burrell, Rome Flynn, David Otunga and Derek Morgan. Directed by Tyler Perry. [Running Time: 1:42]

A Madea Family Funeral SEX/NUDITY 5

 – We hear moaning and pounding noises coming through a wall in a hotel (sex is implied) and a man says that he recognizes the voice and that it is his father; he goes to investigate and finds a woman wearing a leather corset (we see cleavage) and a man on the bed wearing boxer shorts with an obvious erection (we also see his bare side and legs). The lid of a casket covering a man’s lower body pops open a few times during a viewing and references are made to his being under the influence of a stimulant at the time of his death that is causing an erection; a conversation then ensues about “removing it.”
 A bare-chested man wearing boxer briefs and a woman wearing a bra and underwear lie in bed together (we see his bare chest, abdomen and legs and her cleavage, abdomen and legs to the hips), where they talks and kiss (we understand that the man is the brother of the woman’s fiancé). A man pulls a woman close to him and kisses her neck until she pushes him away and tells him to leave (he is her fiancé’s brother). A husband and his wife kiss.
 A woman smacks a man on the clothed buttocks. A man says that the way another man speaks makes his ear have an orgasm; a woman says that his voice makes her nipples hard, as she holds her clothed breasts. Many women throughout the movie wear low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage. Women wear outfits that reveal cleavage, bare abdomen, backs and legs to the upper thighs in many scenes through the movie. A cake decoration is a picture of a woman wearing a skimpy bikini riding on the back of a large panther (we see cleavage, partial breasts, abdomen and legs to the hips).
 A bare-chested man (we see his bare chest, abdomen and partial back) climbs in bed next to his seated wife who is wearing a nightgown (we see bare shoulders, back and cleavage) and they talk. A woman wearing a low-cut nightgown sits on a bed and touches her husband, seated and clothed next to her, and touches his shoulders (he leaves the room). A shirtless man gets into bed and rests his head on a woman’s bare legs as she caresses his arm and consoles him. A man asks a woman if she remembers when they were in church together under the pew (sex implied).
 A man’s body in a casket is shown with a broad smile and the funeral director makes a comment about the man dying happy. Several references are made to a deceased man having had a ball (a sex aid) lodged in his throat at the time of his death. A woman asks a man if he does “everything quickly” (implying sex). A man makes a comment about “lonely women” after a woman’s husband died (implying sex). A reference is made to someone saying something “sexually explicit.” A man says that he is engaged and another man asks, “What’s his name,” and, “Get out of the closet.” A man complements the way a woman looks and then says, “I’m not flirting with you.” A man makes a suggestive remark about putting paint on a woman’s rabbit fur stole. A man makes suggestive remarks about several women throughout the movie. A man texts his brother’s fiancée and asks her to meet him in the basement (they are all in the same house). A man in a wheelchair says he has to go to the bathroom and he slams into a door trying to get through it and then asks for “help holding it.” A woman makes a comment about a man “Messing with a gangsta’s wife” and that he cut off his legs.


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A Madea Family Funeral VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – A man is pulled over by a police officer that draws his weapon and yells at him repeatedly, getting increasingly agitated while other people in the car talk about what’s happening (they are eventually released).
 A woman hits another woman hard in the face and knocks her glasses askew a few times. A woman hits a man hard in the face and knocks his dentures out of his mouth a couple of times. Two men argue bitterly and move toward each other aggressively (they are pulled apart). A woman threatens another woman saying, “I’m gonna rip out your fallopian tubes.” A woman says, “I’m gonna break his neck.” A woman offers to break a man’s neck for another woman. A man threatens another man saying, “…before I mess you up.” People argue in many scenes throughout the movie. A husband snaps at and speaks dismissively to his wife in several scenes. While viewing a man’s body in a funeral home, the casket lid covering his lower body pops open slightly startling people (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details) and a conversation ensues about “removing it”; this happens again during the funeral. We hear that a man had a heart attack and died in the hospital. A woman says that she buried several of her husbands and that she gave one, “Only a little anti-freeze,” implying that she killed him. A man says that he was so happy when his wife died. A man announces his engagement and others talk about not liking his fiancée. A reference is made to someone giving a police officer a “middle finger.” A man talks about another man almost burning a woman’s house down. A woman tells a man that she is looking forward to him being “maggot food.” A woman remarks about a funeral not being a “Caucasian funeral.” A woman makes a comment about a man, “Messing with a gangsta’s wife” and that he cut off his legs. A woman says, “I hated his [mild obscenity deleted] guts.” A cellphone rings and the caller ID indicates that the call is coming from the phone of a deceased man (people in the room become uncomfortable).
 A woman makes gagging sounds a few times in a couple of scenes (she does not vomit). A man is shown in a wheelchair missing his lower legs from the knees down and using a microphone to speak (we see that he has a tracheotomy scar on his throat). A woman asks a man, “Do you know what you smell like?” A man reprimands a woman for wearing a real fur stole and tells her that people will throw paint on her. A woman talks about having to urinate frequently and another woman hands her an adult diaper. A man is shown to be missing all but one upper tooth. A man in a wheelchair says he has to go to the bathroom and he slams into a door trying to get through it and then asks for “help holding it.”


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A Madea Family Funeral LANGUAGE 5

 – About 1 F-word, 2 not fully-enunciated F-words, 15 sexual references, 10 scatological terms, 36 anatomical terms, 102 mild obscenities, 3 derogatory terms for African-Americans, name-calling (fool, crazy, hos, young blood, thug, po-po, big spender, creepy, tall and sexy, player, gangster, stupid, insensitive, you look awful, poor Black people, irresponsible, arrogant, miserable, boy, worm meat, weak, wimp, dare devil, square, hostile, racist, bourgie), exclamations (shut-up, hush, shhh, dang), 1 religious profanity, 6 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh Lord, Lord, Lord Have Mercy, Jesus). | profanity glossary |


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A Madea Family Funeral SUBSTANCE USE

 – A man makes reference to “weed” and “dope,” and a man asks if you can smoke weed in a hospital. A man says he needs to get his “drink on” and “smoke on.” Comments are made in several scenes about a man smoking a lot of cigarettes every day and that the habit led to his throat cancer, and a man tries to light a cigarette in a house but he is told not to.


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A Madea Family Funeral DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Serial infidelity, respect, self-respect, family, death, racism, police profiling, pride, life-skills, secrets, sacrifice, Lorena Bobbitt, injustice, change, S&M, absent fathers, grief.

A Madea Family Funeral MESSAGE

 – Family is all you have.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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