Charlie (Jennifer Lopez) thinks she has found the perfect man in Kevin (Michael Vartan). However, things go horribly wrong when she meets his domineering mother (Jane Fonda).
Making her comeback as a comic grotesque after 15 years, cosmetic surgery and finding God, Fonda plays a rich, famous but washed-up TV presenter who goes into meltdown when bland mommy's boy Vartan proposes to adorable nobody Lopez and does her devious worst to drive her prospective daughter-in-law crazy.
The mother-in-law joke is flogged to death in a variant of Meet The Parents. Since it's Meet The Single Mother you might only hope for half the laughs, but you'd still be overly optimistic about a hopelessly predictable wheeze.
Let's see: gay confidant? Check; sassy African-American maid - sorry, PA, who tells the witch some home truths? Check. Problem pet? Rehearsal dinner drama? Wedding crisis? Check, check and check. And a note to Fonda: even thin, fabulous 67-year-olds shouldn't wear strapless gowns. It's scary.
A note to Fonda: even thin, fabulous 67-year-olds shouldn't wear strapless gowns. It's scary.