Big Momma's House

  • 12
  • Raja Gosnell (2000)
  • US / Ger
  • 94 min
Big Momma's House
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Martin Lawrence and Nia Long. FBI agent Malcolm Turner is a master of disguise, but even his skills are put to the test when he has to impersonate larger-than-life southern matriarch Big Momma Pierce in order to catch a psychopathic bank robber.

Cast and crew

Cast

Malcolm Turner
Martin Lawrence
Sherry
Nia Long
John
Paul Giamatti
Trent
Jascha Washington
Lester
Terrence Howard
Nolan
Anthony Anderson
Big Momma Pierce
Ella Mitchell
Ben
Carl Wright
Reverend
Cedric the Entertainer

Crew

Director
Raja Gosnell

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Guidance: 
Edited for violence, language and sexual references.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 23 Jun 2000
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy
Drama