What’s on DVD Tuesday, August 31, 2010?!
Why Did I Get Married Too?
Part Couples Retreat and part Douglas Sirk on steroids, Tyler Perry’s sequel to his 2007 ensemble drama from the play of the same name reunites the four dysfunctional couples from the original film and runs each relationship (and the audience) again through the wringer. If you missed the first trip, don’t sweat it. Perry writes in broad strokes, rendering each character readily definable (prideful husband, harpy wife, etc). The Bahamas is an exotic upgrade from Colorado, but the couples arrive for their annual retreat with even more baggage. Relationship guru Patricia (Janet Jackson) is unable to save her own marriage to Gavin (Malik Yoba). (Amazon)
Marmaduke is a lighthearted comedy based on the comic strip by Brad Anderson. When Phil gets a job with an organic pet food company in California, he moves his family, including his huge Great Dane Marmaduke and Balinese cat Carlos, from their home in Kansas in order to pursue his new job opportunity, but he’s so wrapped up in his new job that he doesn’t really take time to listen to his wife and kids and consider their needs. Marmaduke knows exactly what’s going on, but he can’t get Phil to listen, and besides, he’s got his own problems trying to fit in at the local dog park. (Amazon)