February 20, 2009
Dysfunctional families are often the punch lines of movies and sitcoms, but for some households, dealing with fighting, anger and turmoil is no laughing matter. Tyler Perry says he knows about this issue firsthand. The renowned writer/actor/director/producer has publicly spoken out about growing up in a family where rage turned into physical abuse.
A Self-Made Man
In 1998, as a struggling playwright, Tyler Perry began selling out crowds with his musicals and eventually achieved commercial success in both theater and film. His most famous persona, Madea, returns to the big screen in Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail, in which Dr. Phil has a cameo.
Making a House Call
Dr. Phil gets the chance to visit Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta and also the opportunity to take on the headstrong pistol-packing Madea!
The Anger Prison
Kristin admits that her rage is out of control, and she says she lashes out verbally at her husband, Joe, and their four children. Joe says he loves his wife, but if she doesn't get her temper in check, their relationship is over.