Critic 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.
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Critic Reviews for Monster-in-Law
The premise, though hardly fresh, has the makings of a ferocious black comedy. But Monster-in-Law is more a sour pastel.
This really plays a like a really bad sitcom from forty years ago.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Monster-in-Law
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.
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 pleasant enough use of two hours on a boring weekend.
Bad return of Jane Fonda to the cinema. Monster-in-Law have a terrible and tired script. A poor work of Richard LaGravenese. Rotten.