Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)



Critic Consensus: Unnecessary, unfunny, and generally unwelcome, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son offers more of the same for fans of Martin Lawrence's perplexingly popular series.

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Martin Lawrence reprises the role of FBI agent Malcolm Turner -- aka, undercover grandma Big Momma -- in this installment in the Big Momma's House franchise, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son. Malcolm's latest assignment teams him up with his teenage stepson, Trent (Brandon T. Jackson), who unwittingly makes himself a target when he witnesses a murder. In order to keep Trent out of harm's way and solve the case behind the killing that Trent saw, the two have no choice but to go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school, with Malcolm posing as the titular rotund old lady, Big Momma, and Trent dressing up as a heavy female student named Charmaine.
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Martin Lawrence
as Malcolm Turner/Big Momma
Brandon T. Jackson
as Trent/Charmaine
Jessica Lucas
as Hayley
Ana Ortiz
as Gail
Emily Rios
as Isabelle
Jasmine Burke
as Drama Queen
Tony Curran
as Chirkoff
Ken Jeong
as Mailman
Faizon Love
as Kurtis Kool
Brandon Gill
as Scratch
Zack Mines
as Delante
Max Casella
as Canetti
Susan Walters
as Mall Mother
Sherri Shepherd
as Beverly Townsend
Susan Griffiths
as Cafeteria Girl #1
Brianne Gould
as Cafeteria Girl #2
Dawntavia Bullard
as Cafeteria Girl - Another Girl
Mari Morrow
as Ms. Mercier
Susie Spear
as Art Teacher
Lily Chambers
as Drama Queen #1
Juliet Kim
as Quad Student
Ramsey Luke
as FBI Agent
Jazmia Battle
as Diva #1
Brian Lafontaine
as Crawford
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Looking back, it's strange to remember that the first two movies were both hits, and that Paul Giamatti and Terrence Howard even saw enough in the premise to sign up for the original. At this point, it's really all just flab.

Full Review… | November 23, 2011
Boston Globe
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An assessment of the film as part of a dissertational examination of Lawrence's contribution to comedic posterity and to African-American cultural history will surely note that the film was not pre-screened for critics in advance.

Full Review… | February 18, 2011
Toronto Star
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Even Big Momma deserves better than this.

Full Review… | February 18, 2011
AV Club
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It seems fair to point out that of all the cross-dressing comedies of recent decades, none has channeled Some Like It Hot quite so thoroughly.

Full Review… | February 18, 2011
New York Times
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A film so drained of entertainment or simple humanity it is difficult to relate to as anything other than industrial artifact.

Full Review… | February 18, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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If Tyler Perry finds liberation in lipstick, Lawrence has become suffocated by Spanx.

Full Review… | February 18, 2011
New York Daily News
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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son was a big fail. The first one will continue to be the best of them all and should have ended with that one. I laughed maybe twice and became very bored about a quarter in. It is just a mess of a film that felt rushed and under developed. The movie tried too hard to be funny and ended up just being another eye rolling sequel. Hopefully this will be the end of it.


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11/10/2011 (PS3, ONLINE)

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Not funny. It was hella irritating. Damn why do they try so hard to be funny?! One star for the songs.

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