With "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?," the Atlanta writing-directing-producing-acting juggernaut takes significant steps forward as a filmmaker. But it's still a Tyler Perry movie -- for better or worse.
The new film is a sequel to 2007's "Why Did I Get Married?," with its four-plus married couples still lovin' and fightin' up a storm -- this time starting at an island retreat for the friends. If you missed the first movie, don't fret, there's plenty of exposition to catch you up.
Patricia and Gavin (Janet Jackson and Malik Yoba) are the aggressively ideal pair; Terry and Dianne (Perry and Sharon Leal) are the more relaxed version; Sheila and Troy (Jill Scott and Lamman Rucker) are the newest couple, having gotten together in the last movie as Sheila's marriage to abusive swine Mike (Richard T. Jones) collapsed. Comic relief is provided by the always-battling Angela and Marcus (Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White). When Mike shows up uninvited, consider the pot stirred.
But the specifics of the plot aren't crucially important: The upshot is that everyone who seems perfect isn't, and everyone who seems evil isn't totally.