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Big Momma's House

Reviewed By Chris Parry
Posted 08/11/00 17:17:43

"Seriously, people who enjoyed this need to lift their expectations."
1 stars (Total Crap)

Hey kids, it's a ghetto Mrs Doubtfire! Lawrence plays 'da black cop'. Paul Giamatti plays his white buddy. And there's a woman with breasts and a nice bot. And there's a kid that knows karate. Still wanna pay eight bucks to see it? Man, you're an easy audience.

Martin Lawrence dresses as a suspected criminal accomplice's grandmother while she's away on holidays, nobody notices any difference despite the fact she's slamdunking basketballs, but then Martin falls in love with the woman he's supposed to be investigating. And writers get paid for thinking these ideas up... Fart jokes. Fat jokes. Basketball playing grandmothers. Oh yeah, the full comedy buffet is on offer here, kids.

The film also features the world's easiest-to-arrest super villain. I can't even tell you the guy's name, because he was only there for like two seconds at the start, another three in the middle, and long neough to get kicked in the head at the end. I could have caught this mook, and I'm thick.

Not satisfied seeing Eddie Murphy play sixteen characters at once? Not happy with network TV repeats of Robin Williams doing Doubtfire? Think Martin Lawrence is funny because he says "boyee" instead of "boy"? Well then this one's for you. Personally, I have self respect. I have a brain. I have dignity.

Not only would I not be caught dead watching this tosh again, I'd not wish to be stuck in an elevator with someone who would. End of story.

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