Big Mommas: Like Father, like Son

Big Mommas: Like Father, like Son

John Whitesell (2011)

102min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Martin Lawrence's FBI man plays second fiddle to his wannabe rapper stepson (Brandon T Jackson) in this third instalment of the crass but popular cross-dressing comedy series. There are hints of Fame and Glee as both undercover agent and teenager don fatsuits and frillies to hunt missing evidence inside a girls' performing arts school. But, although the setting is literally new school, nothing much else is. The plot is corny and the humour is the well-established Big Momma combination of cheap and cheesy chuckles, sex-obsessed banter, and slapstick so broad even the biggest of mommas could easily hide behind it.

Summary

FBI agent Malcolm dons his old lady disguise for a third time as he goes undercover to investigate a murder in a girls' school. His teenage son, who witnessed the crime, is forced to join him on the case, assuming a female identity of his own to enrol as a student. Comedy, with Martin Lawrence and Brandon T Jackson.

Cast & Crew

Malcolm/Big Momma Martin Lawrence
Trent/Charmaine Brandon T Jackson
Haley Jessica Lucas
Mia Michelle Ang
Jasmine Portia Doubleday
Isabelle Emily Rios
Gail Ana Ortiz
Vlad Henri Lubatti
Director John Whitesell
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Some violence and sexual references.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 11 Feb 2011
Comedy Drama