Monster-in-Law (New Line Platinum Series)
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The love life of professional dog walker Charlotte "Charlie" Honeywell (international superstar Jennifer Lopez - The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan) consists of an endless string of disastrous blind dates . . . until she meets the perfect guy, Kevin (Michael Vartan - "Alias"). Her dream man seems too good to be true, especially when he proposes marriage. Engaged to marry Kevin, Charlie has second thoughts after meeting his overbearing mother (two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda - Klute), who thinks no girl is good enough for her Kevin, and especially not Charlie. With her future mother-in-law aiming to destroy the relationship and Charlie's dream of a perfect wedding, can the would-be bride tame her merciless future Monster-In-Law?]]>
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Charlie (Jennifer Lopez) works a series of temp jobs and enjoys everything she does, making ends meet. It makes life interesting. One day, she meets Kevin (Michael Vartan), a doctor, and they quickly fall in love. Kevin's Mom is Viola Fields (Jane Fonda), a successful Barbara Walters-like network news anchor, with problems of her own. Kevin brings Charlie to his mother's estate to meet her. Kevin decides to propose, in front of his mother. Viola clearly disapproves and sets about breaking them up. As she and Ruby (Wanda Sykes), her assistant, set a series of events in motion, Charlie gradually begins to realize what she is working against and fights back.
"Monster-In-Law", directed by Robert Luketic ("Legally Blond", "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!"), frequently veers into sitcom territory.
The acting is very broad and cartoonish. At one point, Charlie, having pulled one off on Viola, shakes her head and sniggers, much like a Hanna Barbera cartoon character. Lopez's character is all over the place. At one moment, she appears to be normal and caring and sympathetic, the other, she is acting like Peg Bundy from "Married with Children". Fonda, returning to feature films after 15 years, is clearly having fun chewing the scenery. And it is fun to watch her. But she is so over the top and Lopez is over the top only part of the time, that it seems like a bad sitcom. Wanda Sykes is very funny as Ruby. Her natural allegiance is with Viola, someone she has worked with for years, maybe decades, but she isn't beyond dressing down her boss, pointing out the problems with her theories.Read more ›
Go and see this with an open mind and you'll like it. Especially if you love romantic comedies. This is funny and a general feel good movie you'll want to watch again and again.
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I laugh so hard every time I watch this! And Wanda is hilarious in everything she does!Published 3 days ago by Jessica A
Started out well but then Jane Fonda's roll became really just plain stupid. Couldn't even watch the end.Published 11 days ago by Anne Strauss
got it for my mom because I love the movie and she loved it as wellPublished 12 days ago by Nancy Holiday
Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez are the best together in this movie!!!Published 15 days ago by Kindle Customer Debra Dunigan
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