Opening

92% Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
76% Get On Up Aug 01
88% Calvary Aug 01
0% Behaving Badly Aug 01
38% Child Of God Aug 01

Top Box Office

61% Lucy $43.9M
63% Hercules $29.8M
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $16.8M
57% The Purge: Anarchy $10.5M
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue $9.5M
18% Sex Tape $6.1M
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.7M
15% And So It Goes $4.6M
25% Tammy $3.5M
90% A Most Wanted Man $2.7M

Coming Soon

—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
62% Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Into The Storm Aug 08
—— The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 08
87% What If Aug 08

The Killing

40% The Killing: Season 4

New Episodes Tonight

100% The Almighty Johnsons: Season 1
61% Crossbones: Season 1
82% Girl Meets World: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

100% Defiance: Season 2
40% Dominion: Season 1
41% Gang Related: Season 1
86% Maron: Season 2
56% Married: Season 1
94% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Son in Law

Son in Law (1993)

tomatometer

No Score Yet...

Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 4

audience

58

liked it
Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 54,326

My Rating

Movie Info

Meaning to thwart the advances of a hometown boy, a college student takes her California surfer roomie to her Midwestern home for Thanksgiving and passes him off as her husband-to-be. After a few complications, the visiting couple falls for each other, the family finally accepts him and the suitor-hopeful is no longer a threat. Pauly Shore and Carla Gugino star in this light comedy. ~ Kristie Hassen, Rovi

PG-13,

Comedy

May 15, 2001

Watch It Now

Cast

Latest News on Son in Law

January 5, 2006:
Gugino Accepts "Museum" Duty
The lovely Carla Gugino, who made one heck of an impression last year with her "Sin City"...
November 24, 2005:
A Day to Give Thanks (for Good Thanksgiving Movies!)
The Newsday column gets to take a few days off during the big holidays, but I couldn't let today go...

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (14) | DVD (3)

Medium-funny culture clash humor contrasting California with the rural south.

August 20, 2004 | Comment (1)
New Times

It stars Pauly Shore. 'Nuf said.

October 1, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the better Pauly movies, not saying much!

November 7, 2002
Zap2it.com

An excellent comedy. You'll laugh til the cows come home!

September 18, 2002 | Comment (1)
Moviehole

Totally stupid, but works ... if you're drunk!

July 26, 2002
Juicy Cerebellum

Alternately stupid and offensive.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Son in Law

Son In Law is Pauly Shore's best film, and thats not saying much. The film for me is a guilty pleasure. I found the film quite humourous and actually pretty decent. After this film, Pauly Shore really became unbearable, and he faded into obscurity. However theres an appeal to this film that makes it pretty decent. Of course the film is not the best, but theres laughs to be had here and Shore manages to be pretty funny (a rare thing, I know) Theres only two films of Shores that I like this one and Encino Man, and I'd say there the only of his films worth checking out. Don't even bother with In The Army Now, Bio Dome and Jury Duty, All crap! But Son In Law isn't too bad. For a Pauly Shore film its pretty decent and manages to bring on laughs. Mainly due to the other cast members starring alongside Pauly Shore. The film is of course eneven, but it does manage to succeed where other Pauly Shore films have failed, make you laugh. After Son In Law, Pauly Shore really became repetitive in his comedy delivery and became unfunny very fast. But I have a soft spot for Son in Law, it's not a perfect comedy by any means, but it manages to make you laugh a few times without being too irritating. This along with Encino Man are Pauly Shore's more watchable films. After Son in Law, he became an irritating bore.
May 28, 2011
TheDudeLebowski65
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

Pauly Shore was all over the early 90's with his cheap laugh movies, always playing a burn out. Some laughs here and there, Ferris Bueller's mom looks good in this movie surprisingly.
April 8, 2010
Chiefilms
Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

Goodtimes.
December 2, 2007
LitelBluHli

Super Reviewer

great early 90's flick when pauly shore was good
November 23, 2007
sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

Movies Like Son in Law

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Son in Law on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Total Recall
Total Recall

Nine Movies That Bring the Funk

Weekly Binge
Weekly Binge

Watch Arrested Development

SpongeBob's Back!
SpongeBob's Back!

See trailer for his 3D adventure

24 Frames
24 Frames

Photo gallery of great movie spaceships

Mad Max
Mad Max

See full trailer for Fury Road

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile