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While Jane Fonda steals the movie in her return to the screen, a tired script and flimsy performances make this borderline comedy fall flat. Read critic reviews

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Charlotte (Jennifer Lopez) is smitten when she meets Dr. Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan). So when Kevin pops the question after they start dating, Charlotte happily accepts. But she soon realizes that Kevin's mom, Viola (Jane Fonda), is not quite thrilled to have a new family member. Viola, a newscaster, has just lost her job and is feeling rather attached to Kevin, so she regards Charlotte as her new competition -- and will apparently do anything to make her son call off the wedding.

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  • Aug 04, 2016
    J-Lo, artsy and aimless with her sundress over pants (#RespectTo90sFashion), falls into Michael Vartan's Michael Vartanian gaze and must contend with her new ridiculously heinous mother-in-law. So bland, and insultingly unfunny. Bright spot was seeing Adam Scott in an early film role as the gay best friend, styled like a Y2K ninth grader with an oversized polo shirt and shaggy hair.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2011
    Jane is lovely, Lope sucked. The film has nothing new at all, just cliche romantic comedy formula. I don't think I laughed at all in the 101 minutes experience, not worth watching
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    Bad return of Jane Fonda to the cinema. Monster-in-Law have a terrible and tired script. A poor work of Richard LaGravenese. Rotten.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    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 start of the film.
    Bethany M Super Reviewer

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