on the hit play by Tyler Perry, Helen McCarter (Kimberly
Elise) seemingly had the perfect life with husband Charles
McCarter (Steve Harris). Over the years, Helen has been
a faithful and loving wife, while Charles built a successful
and lucrative career as a prominent Atlanta attorney.
They wear the latest fashions, drive the nicest cars,
have all the possessions they need, and they live on
an expansive estate complete with an extravagant mansion,
swimming pool, tennis court and all the trappings of
wealth - a little piece of paradise away from the city.
However, on the eve of their 18th wedding anniversary,
Helen's paradise begins to crumble as Charles announces
that he wants a divorce. He abruptly and literally tosses
Helen out of the mansion to make room for the other
woman. With all of her possessions packed in a moving
van, Helen starts on her journey to put the pieces of
her life back together. Through the assistance of her
friends, family, faith, and a twist of fate, Helen finds
the strength and empowerment she needs to get control
of her circumstances. She also finds that the tragic
events of her life soon become comic, especially with
the guidance and help - mostly unsolicited, by the way
- of her pot-smoking, gun-toting, and much beloved grandmother
figure Madea (Tyler Perry).