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Big Momma's House

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2000
  • Raja Gosnell
  • 94 mins
  • 12

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

Credits

Cast

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Malcolm TurnerMartin Lawrence
SherryNia Long
JohnPaul Giamatti
TrentJascha Washington
LesterTerrence Howard
NolanAnthony Anderson
Big Momma PierceElla Mitchell
BenCarl Wright
ReverendCedric the Entertainer

Crew

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DirectorRaja Gosnell

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2000-06-23
Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for content
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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