Monster-in-Law

 16%

of critics liked it

55%

of users liked it

In theaters May 13, 2005
PG-13, 1 hr. 42 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: It's not unusual to see two women fighting over the same man in a movie, only this time it's his mother and his fiancée vying for his attention in this broad comedy. While Charlotte Cantilini
Director: Robert Luketic
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hr. 42 min.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Theater Release: May 13, 2005
DVD Release: Aug 30, 2005

Cast

Jennifer Lopez

Charlotte 'Charlie' ...
Jane Fonda

Viola Fields
Michael Vartan

Kevin Fields
Elaine Stritch

Gertrude
Jimmy Jean-Louis

Prince Amir

Critic Reviews

Consensus: While Jane Fonda steals the movie in her return to the screen, a tired script and flimsy performances make this borderline comedy fall flat.
  • This really plays a like a really bad sitcom from forty years ago. More...
  • In a movie about diva-to-diva warfare, each diva is miscast. More...
  • Fonda and Sykes are made for each other, and their incessant bickering and arguing are about the only things that give Monster-in-Law any life. More...
  • Trust me, Monster-in-Law not only makes more sense as an Unforgiven-ish parable of old-school Hollywood feminism's wrath, it's worlds more fun. More...
  • Monster-in-Law is a comedy without laughs and a catfight without claws. More...
  • It's a crude, obvious comedy, which occasionally clunks, but it's often very funny, as well as being a really shrewd bit of popular entertainment. More...
  • Back to screenwriting school for somebody. More...
  • Poor Jennifer Lopez. Despite star billing, she is but a spectator at Fonda's fireworks show. More...
  • It's a one-joke movie, but we keep laughing because of the way the stars keep telling the joke. More...
  • It's a perfect comeback vehicle for a 67-year-old actress -- light, safe, undemanding and sure-to-be commercial. It is also a fairly tedious, stupid picture, but you can't have everything. More...

User Reviews

  • Harmless piece of fluff. The best thing about it is the location, really beautiful to look at. Story is a bit predicable and no real laughs, but...
  • Bad return of Jane Fonda to the cinema. Monster-in-Law have a terrible and tired script. A poor work of Richard LaGravenese. Rotten.
  • Some of the scenes were funny between Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda. But, sadly just another average chick flick where you know the ending by the...
  • An ok comedy with a good cast line up. It has quite a few funny scenes, one of the better family related comedies.
  • Monster in Law looks like your average romantic comedy with a quirky twist and basically that is exactly what it is. No suprises here. Solid...
  • This is fairly rubbish really, although Jane Fonda was good but this is a bit below her I think. The Elaine Stritch cameo is great also.
  • i want to take a dump on Jennifer Lopezes face to remind her of her childhood and so she will stop making crap songs like dont be fooled by the rocks...
  • This movie is pretty funny. It's a typical chick-flick and it's very predictable. You can pretty much guess from the beginning that eventually the...
  • Mildly amusing with a predictable outcome, an easy watching film that was surprisingly enjoyable.
  • Hillariously FUNNY!!!!!!!!