Why Did I Get Married?

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Tyler Perry
Production: Lionsgate Films
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

# "L" is for the way you look at me #

# "O" is for the only one I see #

# "V" is very, very #

# Extraordinary #

# "E" is even more than that #

# Anyone that you adore can #

# Love is all that I can give to you #

# Love is more than just a game or two #

# Two in love can make it #

# Take my heart, but please don't break it #

# Love #

# Was made for me and you #

# "L" is for the way you look at me #

# "O" is for the only one I see #

# "V" is very, very #

# Extraordinary #

# "E" is... #

Are there any questions

for Dr. Agnew? Yes.

Dr. Agnew, I was reading the book

"Why Did I Get Married,"

and I wanted to know, do you

and your friends still do that vacation?

I'm sorry, Clara.

Dr. Agnew is here to talk

about her new book,

"The Power Of An Educated Mind. "

Does anyone have any

questions about that book?

OK. Yes, "Why Did I Get Married?"

Was my last book,

and I'm very proud to say

that it has been nominated this year

for the "Psychology Digest" award.

Thank you.

And to answer your

question, yes.

We still get together

and do that vacation.

As a matter of fact,

I'm leaving right after the lecture

to meet my friends.

How many of you have not read

"Why Did I Get Married?"

All right. Well, this is a book based

on a study I did

with my friends,

with their consent, of course.

And this is something we

still do every single year,

and what it is is,

there are 4 couples,

and we take a 7-day vacation

anywhere in the world that we choose,

and while we're on that vacation,

we ask ourselves,

"Why Did I Get Married?"

We do exercises to strengthen

our relationships.

We pray and meditate together.

We do whatever it is

to support one another.

We force our spouses,

while we're on this vacation,

to talk about whatever it is

that we really need to talk about.

That's got to be hard,

especially for the men.

It's actually a test of the wills.

Take Terry and Dianne,

for instance.

They know how to communicate

all too well.

Terry, you know, maybe we

shouldn't have left Kenya at home.

She's just getting over that cold.

Babe, I keep telling

you, she's fine.

How do you know?

I'm a pediatrician,

medical degree.

Oh, yeah. You're

the same pediatrician

who said it was OK

for her to play soccer

on the coldest day of the year.

Yes, I did, but didn't we argue

about this already?

Who's arguing?

It's a debate.

A debate? Oh, OK.


That's gonna cause a debate.

It's Monica.

I got to get this.

It's always Monica calling.

Did you get the information

on the case?

Great. Could you e-mail it to me?

Yeah, and I'll check it

when I get to the house.

Dianne, you're not checking e-mails

when you get to the house.

We're on vacation.

Terry, don't. Uh-huh.

We've been in this truck for hours,

and you've been on the phone.

Can you get off the phone, please,

and spend some time

with your husband?

OK, thanks, Monica.

You and your control issues.

Control? Dianne, don't start.

I don't have any control issues.

Well, I think it's silly.

I mean, we've been

in this truck for hours.

I just thought I'd

get a little work done.

The reason we're in

the truck for hours

is because I'm trying to spend

some time with my wife.

Don't you understand that?

Let me ask you a question.

When was the last time we spent

this much time together?

We both work 12-hour days.

You know that.

No, no. You work

12 hours a day.

I'm home by 5:

So am I, most days.

Yeah, but you got

these e-mails coming in.

You got the phone

ringing all the time.

I can't get any time with you.

You're doing these drive-by

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Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an American actor, playwright, and filmmaker. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million USD between May 2010 and 2011.Perry created and performs the Madea character, a tough elderly black woman. Perry's films vary in style from orthodox filmmaking techniques to filmed productions of live stage plays. Perry is estimated to have earned around US$75 million by 2008. Many of Perry's stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as films. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. Perry has developed several television series, most notably Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which ran for eight seasons on TBS from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012. On October 2, 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network. The partnership was largely for the sake of bringing scripted television to the OWN, based on Perry's previous success in this area. Perry has created multiple scripted series for the network, The Haves and the Have Nots being its most successful. The Haves and the Have Nots has given OWN its highest ratings to date as of 2014, with the series also referred to as "one of OWN's biggest success stories with its weekly dose of soapy fun, filled with the typical betrayals, affairs, and manipulations." more…

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