A tough detective's mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career
Apparently Sylvester Stallones fawning minions managed to reassure him that he is a hoot, despite the forceful evidence to the contrary in last years farce Oscar.
Even more painful is this buddy action comedy in which Slys California cop is partnered with his nagging, aged mum (Getty, of TVs Golden Girls) and her itsy pooch Pixie. Slys happily chasing the bad guys and unable to commit to his smitten police lieutenant (Williams) when Mom and Pixie arrive from Florida for a visit to sort out his love life and clean his apartment.
Since this is the kind of doting Mom who tucks her fortysomething son in bed and sings lullabys to him puh-leeze she is soon investing in an automatic weapon, obstructing a murder investigation and horning in on his police work.
This sees Getty into a Dirty Harryish rampage with Nobody hurts my baby the catchphrase that doesnt quite make the moment that Make my day did.
Director Spottiswoode invests the action sequences Mom, as youll have guessed, is a slick car chase driver with as much speed and energy as he can, but the one-joke material is depressingly thin for the man who made Under Fire. Stallone is reduced