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Big Momma's House

A movie directed by Raja Gosnell

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Mrs. Doubtfire + Bad Boys = Big Momma's House

  • Jun 18, 2000
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Pros: Very funny; Entertaining

Cons: Lack of stunts

martin Lawrence serves up yet another hit comedic performance in Big Momma's House. Lawrence stars as Malcolm Turner, an FBI Agent who travels with his partner to Cartersville, Georgia, in order to track down an escaped murderer and bank robber, Lester. Sheri, Lester's ex-girlfriend, is anticipated to go to Cartersville with her son, Trent, to hide at her Grandmother's house and stay safe from her angry ex. Sheri's real grandmother is called away from home, so Malcolm, an undercover expert and master of disguise, decides to dress up as Big Momma.

This film is a laugh a minute, but it also has its (few) serious, suspenseful, and touching moments. A cross between Mrs. Doubtfire, The Nutty Professor and Bad Boys, Big Momma's House will entertain you the entire time you're there.

Unlike many people, I really enjoy watching Martin Lawrence -- especially when he portrays someone in law enforcement. (For example, Blue Streak and Bad Boys.) He and Nia Long (who plays Sheri) have a great deal of on-screen chemistry, though not enough to make it really believable. Lawrence's interaction with the child actor who portrayed Trent, however, is phenomenal.

Much to my dismay, the only stunts were jumping over a fence, falling out of a tree, and an amusing fight scene at the end of the film. Compared to the other cop movies I mentioned above, the stunts in Big Momma's House are mediocre at best. This is the only element of the movie in which I was disappointed.

It's a good movie to see on a rainy afternoon, especially if you'd like to laugh. If you don't like Martin Lawrence, definitely don't see this movie. Even if you do, there are a lot of better movies out there for a Friday night (ie- Shanghai Noon).



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review by . June 18, 2000
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Pros: Very funny; Entertaining     Cons: Lack of stunts     martin Lawrence serves up yet another hit comedic performance in Big Momma's House. Lawrence stars as Malcolm Turner, an FBI Agent who travels with his partner to Cartersville, Georgia, in order to track down an escaped murderer and bank robber, Lester. Sheri, Lester's ex-girlfriend, is anticipated to go to Cartersville with her son, Trent, to hide at her Grandmother's house and stay safe from her …
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FBI Agent Malcolm Turner (Martin Lawrence) is a master of disguise who can transform himself to resemble anyone in order to crack a case. When a brutal criminal breaks out of prison to regain his hoard of stolen money, his former girlfriend Sherry (Nia Long) flees with her son to her childhood home in Georgia, where her grandmother Hattie Mae lives, known to her friends as Big Momma. The FBI learns that Big Momma has been called away suddenly on family business, and in order to keep Sherry under surveillance, Agent Turner must take on the role of a lifetime: Big Momma herself. Can Turner find out where the hidden money is and cook a southern-style dinner at the same time while also falling in love with the sweet, innocent Sherry? A hilarious and tender comedy showcase for Lawrence, who brings the world a brand-new Big Momma with newfound tendencies to perform karate, play basketball, and show the world who's in charge, BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE comes from Raja Gosnell, director of NEVER BEEN KISSED.
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Director: Raja Gosnell
Release Date: 2000
MPAA Rating: PG
DVD Release Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (May 21, 2002)
Runtime: 1hr 38min
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