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Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?

Why Did I Get Married? is a 2007 movie based on the play by Tyler Perry and the basis for the show, For Better or Worse. It stars Tyler Perry, Jill Scott, Lamman Rucker, Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, Michael Jai White, and Tasha Smith as Angela.


Four couples, who are also best friends, converge on a house in the mountains for a week-long retreat that has become their ritual of sorts to help work out their marital problems and ask the question "Why did I get married?". Though the couples have committed to being physically present for the week, some of them have not been emotionally present in their respective marriages for quite some time. The week is not planned out in a well-programmed sequence, so the events unfold somewhat spontaneously, beginning with their "adventures" in getting up to the mountain retreat. The first couple, Diane (Sharon Leal) and Terry (Tyler Perry), drives up together and argues most of the way because Diane refused to leave her job at the office and constantly gets calls on her blackberry or makes calls instead of talking to Terry. The other couple Angela (Tasha Smith) and Marcus (Michael Jai White)takes public transportation. Angela constantly argues with Marcus and with anyone who dares to interrupt them. Sheila (Jill Scott) is left to deplane (because of her weight and the requirement to purchase two seats) and drive the long distance in the snow, while her husband Mike (Richard T. Jones) continues on the flight with Sheila's single friend, Trina. Patricia (Janet Jackson) and Gavin (Malik Yoba) arrive by limo cab. Their journey is not documented, however, right before they leave to go to the retreat, Gavin shows up to pick up Patricia at a lecture she was giving (she is the author of a book called "Why did I get married?") and artlessly dodges a question about their marriage.


Jill Scott as Sheila

Tyler Perry as Terry

Sharon Leal as Diane

Janet Jackson as Patricia

Malik Yoba as Gavin

Michael Jai White as Marcus

Tasha Smith as Angela

Lamman Rucker as Troy

Richard T. Jones as Mike

Denise Boutte as Trina