Neighbors From Hell - The Play (2014/Lionsgate DVD)
C Sound: B- Extras: C Main Program: C+
and Aunt Bam gets some new neighbors, a woman and her 3 foster kids,
but things aren't what they seem when things go missing in the
neighborhood. It is up to Medea and Aunt Bam to give a good old
fashion schooling (and a$$ whooping) on how to raise unruly kids and
the adults who watch over them in Madea's Neighbors from Hell -
The Play (2014).
is back in another live action play, the kind that introduced her to
begin with, in a story of kids growing up in corrupt and broken
foster care system. Their new neighbor adopted the foster kids, but
only to collect their welfare money for herself, leaving them
starving, beaten and on their own most of the time. The children are
forced to steal or prostitute themselves out to just find food, and
get caught by Medea who discover what their story is and then deals
her own brand of justice.
Perry's Medea is a wonderful comedy and character, you no longer see
him as a man, but a tough, no nonsense, old African American woman.
The story is mainly about child abuse with foster care system and why
so much goes ignored, when legal systems fail, it up to Medea to save
the day. Note that unlike the feature films, the stage versions have
anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is a little softer than it
should be for a production at this point, but the lossy Dolby Digital
5.1 sound is more like it, if not perfect. Extras include digital
and behind the scenes.