Monster-In-Law

Monster-In-Law
Monster-In-Law
  • PG-13
  • 1h 35m
  • 2005
Rotten17%
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The love life of professional dog walker Charlotte "Charlie" Honeywell (international superstar Jennifer Lopez - The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan) consists of an endless string of disastrous blind dates . . . until she meets the perfect guy, Kevin (Michael Vartan - "Alias"). Her dream man seems too good to be true, especially when he proposes marriage. Engaged to marry Kevin, Charlie has second thoughts after meeting his overbearing mother (two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda - Klute), who thinks no girl is good enough for her Kevin, and especially not Charlie. With her future mother-in-law aiming to destroy the relationship and Charlie's dream of a perfect wedding, can the would-be bride tame her merciless future Monster-In-Law?

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten17%
Critics 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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Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

This really plays a like a really bad sitcom from forty years ago.

March 13, 2019
Washington Post
Stephen Hunter
Rotten

In a movie about diva-to-diva warfare, each diva is miscast.

June 21, 2017
Salon.com
Stephanie Zacharek
Rotten

Fonda and Sykes are made for each other, and their incessant bickering and arguing are about the o...

March 13, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Predictable romantic comedy lacks kid appeal.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film includes some loud displays of drunkenness and physical violence, framed as comedy (including Jane Fonda slamming Jennifer Lopez's head onto a table). Though the tone is mostly light, the jokes become repetitive: Fonda and Lopez spar while vapid son/fiancé Michael Vartan stands by (or at one point actually disappears for a medical convention, being a doctor). Characters drink, smoke, and make snide remarks to and about one another.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:May 13, 2005
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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