Editor's Note: William Morosko is an 8th grade student at Athens Middle School with an aptitude in writing movie and music review. He has also directed and written short films that have appeared on Athens Community TV. The Messenger has agreed to publish occasional reviews from William as a new blog series.

Movie: A Madea Family Funeral (2019)

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Drama-Comedy

Run time: 1 hour, 47 minutes

“A Madea Family Funeral” was a very sad disappointment for me. Sure, this movie has some very funny moments, and the last two scenes are absolutely glorious compared to what came before it.

This movie has so many failures, including some (surprisingly) awful drama scenes. There's the cinematography — I don’t know why critics aren’t even talking about this — in which peoples' heads get cut off numerous times. There was one scene I really didn’t care for where the setting of it was supposed to be a very sad moment where someone dies but Tyler Perry decides to mix in comedy with it at the wrong times. It looked, sounded, and felt absolutely terrible.

This also contributes to other critics arguing about this movie’s “inconsistent tone."

Overall, this movie is not very good and a disappointment. The script feels rushed and the plot feels more like a regular sequence of events. There are overlong, boring, and annoying talking scenes (which I have noticed Tyler Perry has just thrown in the past three Madea movies), and the cinematography could have been better.

But hey, it is still funny. 

Do I recommend it? Not really, there is nothing really impressive about this, all it is is funny and the rest is terrible.

William's rating: 4/10. 

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