Review: Why Did I Get Married?

I’m back! With a rather random post!

The post is a review/discussion/vent on and about the film. I guess its not really a review, because its an old film (2007) and everyones seen it already.I’ve watched it on more than one occasion and I guess this is my chance to vent about some of the characters in the infamous film.

Just in case anyone hasn’t seen it, LOL, heres a short description from The Internet about the film

“Dr. Patricia Agnew, a psychologist, has written a best seller about marriage: hers and those of three other couples who together take a week’s vacation each year to ask themselves, “Why did I get married?” It’s time for one of those weeks, and all four relationships are strained: Patricia and her husband Gavin have the shadow of grief between them; Terry believes that Diane has abandoned him for her work; Angela, who’s built a successful business, belittles her husband Marcus, who works for her; Mike is cruel to Sheila, his religious, overweight wife. During the week, each person’s secret comes out. Will these marriages survive?

Whenever I watch it, some of characters actually get me mad! Thank God its only a film, LOL

Well, on to the cast

from Left To Right
1st Couple – Tyler Perry and Sharon Leal AKA Terry and Diane
2nd Couple – Janet Jackson and Malik Yoba AKA Patricia and Gavin
3rd Couple – Jill Scott and Richard T. Scott AKA Sheila and Mike
Lady In Brown – Denise Boutte AKA Trina
4th Couple – Tasha Smith and Michael J.White AKA Angela and Marcus

Okay, thats all the introductions out of the way. Throughout the course of the film , I think there are lots of interesting things we can learn about the couples.

1st Couple – Terry and Diane , are a professional couple, both have well paying jobs and have a daughter (Kenya). Diane is a lawyer and Terry is a Doctor of some sort. My guess here is that Diane is getting paid more money than Terry , and she must be in her own or another world to not notice the massive problem in her marriage. Diane neglects husband and doesnt want to have any more kids , due to career and gets tubes tied doesnt tell husband #Shock!! (You can’t do that!). The lesson I feel you learn from this couple is summarised in this line from Terry
“Diane , when you get married you give up the I’s for us , OK? You dont make those kind of decisions without talking to me!”
Things must be bad because Terry gets DNA test on daughter and doesn’t tell wife #hmm, all these secrets.

2nd Couple – Patricia and Gavin. Well this couple had a little son, who passed away on account of a mistake made by Patricia about buckling her son into the baby seat. Throughout the film, I think its obvious they still love each other but they haven’t dealt with their grief. This marriage does eventually break up (why did I get married too) and I think Patricia is to blame, 😦 .

3rd Couple – Sheila and Mike. Mike gets me soo mad! Just outright disrespect for his wife. Sheila invites her “so called” best friend along to the couples retreat not knowing she’s sleeping with her own husband. In the end Sheila and Mike get divorced and Sheila remarries,(that’s a theological discussion for another day). Theres a couple of thing however, that Mike does that are unforgivable, the main one being when Sheila, Trina and Mike are on the plane and someone basically complains about Sheilas weight to the flight attendants (embarassing) Instead of her “so called” husband to defend, he agrees and tells her to drive, tut tut. Lessons here , the “80/20” rule, summarised nicely below:

4th Couple – Marcus and Angela. There’s nothing to be said about the couple except these people are BOTH very crazy and must really love each other to still be together, lesson to be learnt, never ever be or marry someone with that level of craziness!

Well that’s the review, I’d rate this film a 5.5/6 out of 10 , because it is a good educative film with lots of highs and lows, and lots of laughs, but I can’t justify giving it a higher rating if I compare it to some other films I’ve seen before. If you haven’t watched it, now you have a reason to!

Something rather funny I found while doing a little research on the cast members, I came across a picture of Walter, the man that Angela cheated on her husband with and caught an STI from which she then gave to her husband.

LOL, Angela why did you do it?

Enjoy your day, xxxx


About Memoirs Of A Yoruba Girl

A Londoner rooted in Yoruba culture exploring life behind her personal lenses

Posted on March 18, 2012, in Book, TV,Programme, Film and Music Reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nice detailed commentary!

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