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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Martin Lawrence
Brandon T. Jackson
Max Casella.
Directors
John Whitesell.
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Matthew Fogel .
Running Time
107 minutes

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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
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Plot
Federal agent Malcolm Turner (Lawrence) and stepson Trent (Jackson) head to an all-girls performing arts school to search for evidence of a murder.


Review
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
“You never know when Big Momma might show up again,” warned Martin Lawrence at the end of Big Momma’s House 2 and he’s carried out the threat. After his teenaged stepson Trent (Brandon T Jackson) witnesses a murder, FBI agent Malcolm (Lawrence) takes him undercover at an all-girl school for the arts. There, they search for a flash drive whose location will be obvious to audiences. Both must don frocks: Malcolm in his Big Momma disguise, Trent as a female student. To be fair, both drag up well, but the story’s as inane and low on laughs as its predecessors (main joke: a boy dressed as a girl fancies girls). This also spends an inordinately long time on bland musical numbers - trying to Glee-up Big Momma ain’t gonna fly, child.


Verdict
Whoever demanded a third instalment of Lawrence's mirthless mash-up of weak gags and cross-dressing horrors should be imprisoned and forced to watch it on repeat until they repent. Avoid.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son: Review

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son is an alright film. It has a few good laughs and Martin Lawerence does a solid performance. The problems with this film is the story isnt really good at all, alot of the scenes that try to be funny are just not funny at all and that last two big momma where more funnier and better then this one. I would recommend this film to be a rental. ... More

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Posted by Edward9630 at 02:03, 08 August 2011 | Report This Post


Big Mommas Like Father, Like Son: Why Bother?

Now I wasn't expecting much, but why did I bother? The story was dull and very predictable, the acting was in all honestly poor and it just shows that the studio was looking for a little money maker, considering cast members from the previous two film refused a third wouldn't that register as a no for the film? Obviously not. Don't waste money and if your a fan of the original be warned, no justice is taken. ... More

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Posted by LUCASLITTLEWOOD at 13:41, 25 February 2011 | Report This Post


Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son: Why Bother?

Now I wasn't expecting much, but why did I bother? The story was dull and very predictable, the acting was in all honestly poor and it just shows that the studio was looking for a little money maker, considering cast members from the previous two film refused a third wouldn't that register as a no for the film? Obviously not. Don't waste money and if your a fan of the original be warned, no justice is taken. ... More

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Posted by LUCASLITTLEWOOD at 13:41, 25 February 2011 | Report This Post


why?

why? why? why? really why? ... More

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Couldn't agree with you more Anna> ... More

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