Monster-in-Law (2005)
IMDb Rating 5.2
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jennifer Lopez Charlie
Jane Fonda Viola Fields
Michael Vartan Kevin
Wanda Sykes Ruby
Adam Scott Remy
Monet Mazur Fiona
Annie Parisse Morgan
Will Arnett Kit
Elaine Stritch Gertrude
Stephen Dunham Dr. Chamberlain
As an esteemed television journalist put out to pasture by the networks and faced with the engagement of her son, Jane Fonda is fierce, funny, and ready to rumble as the title character in Monster-in-Law in a way that the rest of the film itself never really is. Jennifer Lopez, the film's other above-the-title star, is set to marry handsome, wealthy Michael Vartan but has one helluva time dealing with his insanely possessive mother. The result is pretty much what you'd expect--lots of snarls and slapstick and an easy, kisses-all-around conclusion, though it is surprising (and maybe a little disheartening) to watch Fonda throw herself into such disposable comedy with such gusto. Director Robert Luketic, who slept while Reese Witherspoon tottered off with his Legally Blonde, once again relies solely on the assembled talent: He leaves a high-wattage Lopez playing things a little too cute, a reedy Vartan looking visibly disinterested, and canny comedian Wanda Sykes making what she can--which, luckily, is a lot--of her role as Fonda's wisecracking personal assistant (the type of black sidekick role that's an indication of how creakily formulaic the film is). See it for Fonda, if you feel like it, then wish her a better engagement in the future. --Steve Wiecking
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Robert Luketic
Producer Chris Bender; Paula Weinstein; J.C. Spink
Writer Anya Kochoff
Studio New Line Home Entertainment
Country Germany
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 101 mins
Movie Release Date 5/13/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 713
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/7/2005
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 794043831423
Release Date 8/30/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Hilarious Blooper Reel
7 Deleted scenes
Ruby's Make-up Bag
5 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
....And More!
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