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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Martin Lawrence
Emily Procter
Nia Long
Elton LeBlanc.
Directors
John Whitesell.
Screenwriters
Don Rhymer.
Running Time
99 minutes

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Big Momma's House 2
Every now and then a film comes along that has absolutely no merit whatsoever. This is one such occasion...


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Plot
On his latest assignment, FBI agent Malcolm Turner (Lawrence) goes undercover as Big Momma, and works as a nanny for an unhappy woman (Procter) who is under investigation for murder.


Review
Big Momma's House 2

When his old partner is killed, FBI agent Martin Lawrence gets back into fat old lady drag and goes undercover as a nanny in the house of a workaholic software designer (Emily Procter) mixed up in an evil plot. So the premise of the original BMH is spliced with Mrs Doubtfire as Lawrence sorts out the lives of the fouled-up kids and brings down the villains.

The first film was a huge hit, but you’d be hard-pressed to find many who were agitating for more. This sequel is formula pap, which manages the heroic achievement of being officially a comedy but raising not a single laugh. There are homilies about being good parents, chases and dance scenes that overwork the fat-old-lady-got-moves routine, and more of Martin Lawrence than even his actual mama could stand.


Verdict
Not as bad as Son of the Mask or Master of Disguise, but bottom-rung dreck all the same. Martin, please stop making films.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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Kind of crap.

Okay. Enjoyable in short outbursts but not worth the ticket. Wait for the DVD release then see what you think. ... More

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Posted by premierbaron at 20:16, 03 March 2006 | Report This Post


RE: Big Momma's House 2

A girl in my class (13) said that this is her favourite film ever. I gave her a detention, obviously. ... More

Posted by doubleshiny at 18:27, 02 March 2006 | Report This Post


RE: Big Momma's House 2

Im avoiding this like the plague, please dont bring this within 300 miles of my location or i will be forced to get a restraining order ... More

Posted by Oh Your God at 10:03, 02 March 2006 | Report This Post


Martin Lawrence's Family Comedy Venture 2- A review of Big Momma's House 2

Men in Black 2...Son of a Mask... do they ring any bells? Yes, they're all sequels of hit family films, which sucked! And, guess another family film sequel that sucks... that's right; Big Momma's House 2! Who on earth thought that this was a good idea to get Martin Lawrence cross-dressing again as an elderly obese nanny to find out some information on another suspicious character? Well, some half-brain-cell executive thought it was a good idea to do that, and the results speak for it. A lackl... More

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Posted by andynortonuk at 15:31, 24 February 2006 | Report This Post


Review?

Wait, it says his old partner gets killed, is that Paul Giamatti's character in the good one? That's dumb if it is, why not make him retire. ... More

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Posted by Ethanial at 20:57, 18 February 2006 | Report This Post


RE: Big Momma's House 2

have to say it had a few surprises.... the goth daughter was very fit and it had ainsley hayes from the west wing! ... More

Posted by Jose Chungs Doomsday at 00:00, 12 February 2006 | Report This Post


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Man this looks terrible, thank god it got 1 star ... More

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Posted by Zaphod121 at 21:55, 10 February 2006 | Report This Post


RE: Big Momma's House 2

I will never, ever see this movie. Even if I am on dialysis surrounded by Neo Nazis shouting slogans at me, I would still prefer it to the sound of Lawrence being a fat woman again. ... More

Posted by Kid A at 19:23, 10 February 2006 | Report This Post


RE: Big Momma's House 2

Could this film look any worse. I mean, it's not as if the first was any good anyway! ... More

Posted by BobaJango at 17:55, 10 February 2006 | Report This Post



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