Big Momma's House

Big Momma's House

Raja Gosnell (2000)

94min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
In this mix of Stakeout and Mrs Doubtfire, Martin Lawrence plays an "underblubber" agent, who's out to catch an escaped bank robber (Terrence Howard) by posing as the 300lb southern momma of the villain's ex-girlfriend (Nia Long). The comedy derives both from Lawrence's roly-poly impersonation and from his falling for the girl that he's guarding. The humour is pretty obvious, but Lawrence works hard to give this one-joke film enough crowd-pleasing moments to make it worth your while.

Summary

A dedicated FBI agent will stop at nothing to catch a dangerous escaped convict, even if it means donning a fat suit and drag to pose as the obese old woman who lives across the road from the felon's girlfriend. Comedy, with Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Jascha Washington, Terrence Dashon Howard and Ella Mitchell.

Cast & Crew

Malcolm Turner Martin Lawrence
Sherry Nia Long
John Paul Giamatti
Trent Jascha Washington
Lester Terrence Dashon Howard
Big Momma Pierce Ella Mitchell
Reverend Cedric the Entertainer
Ben Carl Wright
Director Raja Gosnell
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Edited for violence, language and sexual references.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama