Monster-in-Law

2006-03-30 13:09
 

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Synopsis:

After years of looking for Mr. Right, Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini (Lopez) finally finds the man of her dreams, Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan), only to discover that his mother, Viola (Fonda), is the woman of her nightmares.

A recently fired TV star who is afraid she will lose her son the way she has just lost her career, Viola determines to scare off her son's new fiance by becoming the world's worst mother-in-law. While Viola's long-time assistant Ruby (Wanda Sykes) does her best to help Viola execute her crazy schemes, Charlie decides to fight back. The gloves come off as the two women battle it out to see just who is the alpha-female.

What the critics are saying:

"Hardass Jennifer Lopez makes a credible adversary, but there's no doubting who this film belongs to; Fonda's fearsome mommy will make you scream with laughter."
- Stella Papamichael, BBCi Film

"Monster-in-Law fails the Gene Siskel Test: 'Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch?'"
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Monster-in-Law, is only saved -- by the skin of its teeth -- by co-stars, Jane Fonda and Wanda Sykes."
- Paul Clinton, CNN


Jennifer Lopez battles Jane Fonda as the mother-in-law from hell in this passable romantic comedy, but it's Wanda Sykes who steals the show from both of them.

Humzal Shaik 2005/07/12 9:55 AM
Good Movie Simply irresiteble, a must see for romance lovers and a bit of comedy....
IVAN 2005/07/12 10:30 AM
monster in law great yes
Carochelle Bherends 2005/07/12 10:45 AM
Monster in law Great movie, I'd recommend it to watch with your boyfriend and his mother.
### 2005/07/20 10:00 AM
Monster-in-law Not as good as I expected - but some really good acting by Jane Fonda. J Lo's role is rather weak, and nothing really exciting happens. O.K. to watch on a Friday after a hectic week.
Richard 2005/07/22 9:11 PM
Monster in Law A weak, utterly predictable and cliched addition to the romantic comedy genre. Ms Lopez gives an irritating perfomance to such an extent that i found myself rooting for Fonda's character. But being the formulaic trash that this film is content with being - good triumphs over evil and Lopez comes out tops in the end. I really find myself becoming disillusioned with J-Lo as an actress. After showing such promise in the early stages of her career (Selena, Out of Sight) she has displayed remarkably poor judgement in her choice of roles since ( Enough, Gigli, Wedding Planner etc) Jane Fonda who makes a return to the big screen after a 15 year absence , has been singled out by many critics as the only redeeming feature of this abysmal film. I found her performance a tad over the top but otherwise mildy entertaining. This film disappoints. Approach with caution. War of the Worlds
Robyn 2005/07/24 6:22 PM
Monster-in-law Very good performance by Jennifer Lopez. I really recommend this movie. If do find time to watch this movie please do make sure you take your boyfriend and mother-in-law
LESIBA 2005/07/28 12:01 PM
MR I LOVE IT YES
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