Why Did I Get Married Too?

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Why Did I Get Married Too?
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tyler Perry
Produced by Tyler Perry
Reuben Cannon
Screenplay by Tyler Perry
Starring Janet Jackson
Tyler Perry
Tasha Smith
Jill Scott
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Malik Yoba
Michael Jai White
Sharon Leal
Richard T. Jones
Lamman Rucker
Cicely Tyson
Music by Aaron Zigman
Edited by Maysie Hoy
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date
  • April 2, 2010 (2010-04-02)
Running time
121 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million[1]
Box office $60,095,852[1]

Why Did I Get Married Too? is a 2010 American comedy-drama film produced by Lionsgate and Tyler Perry Studios and stars Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, and Tasha Smith. It is the sequel to Why Did I Get Married? (2007),[2] The film shares the interactions of four couples who undertake a week-long retreat to improve their relationships.


In the Bahamas for their annual reunion, four couples are eager to share news about their lives over the past year. But when one's ex-husband arrives to break up her marriage and win her back, the others realize they are not immune to the challenges of love and fidelity.



A June 5, 2009, report stated that Janet Jackson would reprise her role as Patricia, making her the third confirmed cast member to reprise her role.[3] Due to Michael Jackson's sudden death, film production was halted for a short period of time, after which Jackson returned to continue with the project. On August 6, 2009, Jackson stated that she had finished filming her scenes.[4]

On June 16, 2009, Tyler Perry confirmed that the entire cast from the first film would return for the sequel.


The film received mixed reviews from critics.[5] Based on 43 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an overall approval rating from critics of 28% with an average score of 4.5/10.[6] By comparison, Metacritic calculated an average score of 44%, based on 12 reviews.[5]

Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe gave the film 2½ out of 4 stars, claiming: "If Perry's cinematic vision remains less than 20/20, his sagacity gets stronger by the movie."[7] Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly graded the film a D, writing in her review: "It's a contradiction in terms to think of the phenomenally successful, prolific entertainment showman Tyler Perry as lazy, but there's no other description for this particular product: Terribly shot and crudely assembled."[8] Scott Wilson concurred, stating: "Why Did I Get Married Too? lacks the underlying goodwill of some of his better work and plays like a gift wrapped present to his detractors." Wilson graded the movie 1.5/5 stars.

Box office[edit]

Why Did I Get Married Too? grossed a total of $30.2 million in its opening weekend placing second behind Clash of the Titans. Its opening weekend gross makes it the third highest opening for films created by Tyler Perry.[9] As of June 6, 2010 the movie has grossed over $60 million domestically.[10]


Janet Jackson recorded a song for the Why Did I Get Married Too? soundtrack entitled "Nothing". It served as the soundtrack's lead single. Also, Cameron Rafati's single "Battles" was featured in this film.[11] Norwegian Christel Alsos was also featured with the song "Still". The soundtrack for the film was released on So So Def Recordings with distribution being handled by Malaco Records.


NAACP Image Awards


  1. ^ a b "Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ Louis Gossett, Jr. and Jill Scott./movie-news/2891/tyler-perry-and-lionsgate-full-speed-ahead-on-the-cashing-in Article at ReelzChannel Retrieved on May 16, 2009
  3. ^ Article at Toya's World. Retrieved on June 17, 2009.
  4. ^ Twitter post @JanetJackson Retrieved on August 18, 2009
  5. ^ a b "Why Did I Get Married Too (2010): Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  6. ^ "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster, Inc. Archived from the original on March 17, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  7. ^ Morris, Wesley (April 3, 2010). "Tyler Perry’s psychological mayhem cuts deep in ‘Married’ sequel". Boston Globe. Globe Newspaper Company. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  8. ^ Schwarzbaum, Liza (April 2, 2010). "Why Did I Get Married Too?". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  9. ^ Tyler Perry Moviesat the Box Office - Box Office Mojo
  10. ^ Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) - Box Office Mojo
  11. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1632205/20100218/dupri_jermaine.jhtml Archived February 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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