• Publication date: June 12, 2009

Life Never Stops After divorce, Could a new life start?

Kimberly Elise acting as Helen McCarter has seemingly had the perfect life with husband Charles McCarter (Steve Harris). Over the years, Helen has been a faithful and loving wife, while Charles built a successful and lucrative career as a prominent Atlanta attorney. They wear the latest fashions, drive the nicest cars, have all the possessions they need.

Kimberly Elise acting as Helen McCarter has seemingly had the perfect life with husband Charles McCarter (Steve Harris). Over the years, Helen has been a faithful and loving wife, while Charles built a successful and lucrative career as a prominent Atlanta attorney. They wear the latest fashions, drive the nicest cars, have all the possessions they need.

However, on the eve of their 18th wedding anniversary, Helen�s paradise begins to crumble as Charles announces that he wants a divorce. He abruptly and literally tosses Helen out of the mansion to make room for the other woman. Helen then goes from meek and mild to mad, but with all of her possessions packed in a moving van, Helen starts on her journey to put the pieces of her life back together.

Will she manage to get control of her circumstances and start a new life?

Filled with a mix of comedy, drama and romance, the film �Diary of a Mad Black Woman� is based on the immensely popular play of the same name written by Tyler Perry.

Director Darren Grant brings Perry�s vision to the screen by intricately weaving together a mix of drama and comedy to tell the universal experience of broken hearts, redemption, forgiveness, recovery, new found love, inner strength and the importance of family and faith as revealed through a cast of colorful and sometimes familiar characters.

The movie stars Kimberly Elise as Helen McCarter, Tyler Perry as Madea Simmons, Steve Harris as Charles McCarter, Shemar Moore as Orlando, Tamara Taylor as Debrah Simmons, Tiffany Evans as Tiffany Simmons and Cicely Tyson as Myrtle Jean.

The film was released in 2005, with a run time of 116 minutes.