Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a 2005 romantic
Romance film
Romance films are love stories that focus on passion, emotion, and the affectionate involvement of the main characters and the journey that their love takes through courtship or marriage. Romance films make the love story or the search for love the main plot focus...

Comedy-drama is a genre of theatre, film and television programs which combines humorous and serious content.-Theatre:Traditional western theatre, beginning with the ancient Greeks, was divided into comedy and tragedy...

 film written by and starring Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, playwright, entrepreneur, screenwriter, producer, author, and songwriter. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2005, he released his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman...

, which was inspired by the play of the same name
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (play)
Diary of a Mad Black Woman is an American stage play written and directed by Tyler Perry, which opened in the spring of 2001. It features music by Tyler Perry and Elvin D. Ross. The production starred Marva King, Tamela Mann and Tyler Perry.-Synopsis:...

. It is the first film in the Tyler Perry "Madea" film franchise. Directed by Darren Grant
Darren Grant
Darren Grant is an American music video director. He has done over 80 music videos for mostly R&B and Hip Hop artists.He is best known for directing all the music videos from Destiny's Child's debut album, he also worked with them on their later music videos including Grammy winning single...

, the film was released in the US on February 25, 2005. The sequel
A sequel is a narrative, documental, or other work of literature, film, theatre, or music that continues the story of or expands upon issues presented in some previous work...

, Madea's Family Reunion
Madea's Family Reunion
Madea's Family Reunion is a 2006 comedy-drama film adaptation of the stage production of the same name written by Tyler Perry and sequel to Diary of a Mad Black Woman. It was written and directed by Perry, who also played several characters, including Mabel "Madea" Simmons...

, was released on February 24, 2006.
Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role in the films Set It Off, Beloved, John Q, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and For Colored Girls...

) and her husband Charles (Steve Harris
Steve Harris (actor)
Steve Harris is an American actor who has appeared in a number of films including; Quarantine, Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Bringing Down The House, The Rock, The Mod Squad, and Minority Report. He is most famous for his role as Eugene Young on the legal drama The Practice...

), an attorney, had it all: money, success, and a fine home.