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Monster-in-Law (2005)

She met the perfect man. Then she met his mother.

Original Title : Monster-in-Law
Director : Robert Luketic
Writer : Anya Kochoff
Genre : Comedy
Romance
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Chris Bender , Richard Brener , Julio Caro , Michael Flynn , Magnus Kim , J.C. Spink , Paula Weinstein
Music : David Newman
Rosey
Photography : Russell Carpenter
Distributor : Metropolitan Filmexport
MPAA Rating : Rated PG-13 for sex references and language.
IMDB ID : 0369735
Official site : http://www.monsterinlaw.com/
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Starring

Jennifer Lopez Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini
Jane Fonda Viola Fields
Michael Vartan Dr. Kevin Fields
Wanda Sykes Ruby
Adam Scott Remy
Annie Parisse Morgan
Monet Mazur Fiona
Elaine Stritch Gertrude
Will Arnett Kitt
Stephen Dunham Dr. Chamberlain
Randee Heller Beverly Hills Dog Owner
Mark Moses Guy in Coffee Shop
Tomiko Fraser Girl in Coffee Shop
Rochelle Flexer Nurse in Dr. Patel's Office
Wayne Nickel George
Jenny Wade Viola's Young Replacement
Bruce Gray TV Executive
Zach McLarty Assistant Director
Stephanie Turner Pop Star
Harriet Sansom Harris Viola's Therapist (as Harriet Harris
Jimmy Jean-Louis Prince Amir
Christopher Scott Prime Minister
Pamela Rowan Woman Club Member
Monica Guiza Rehearsal Dinner Guest (as Monica R. Guiza
Amber Mead Kitt's Date
Christina Masterson Young Girl at Wedding
Wendy Waller Bridesmaid
John Aylward Priest (uncredited
Lorenzo Caccialanza Signor Ramondi (uncredited
Mike Kirkland Young TV Executive (uncredited
Gianfranco Tordi L'Amore Italian Waiter (uncredited
Michael Nardelli Party Guest (uncredited
Madison Poer (uncredited
Marissa Poer (uncredited
Kellee Stewart Make Up Girl (uncredited
Tyson Weihe Father Tyson (uncredited
Amanda Wyss Tina Gray (uncredited
 

Plot

After years of looking for Mr. Right, Charlotte `Charlie' Cantilini finally finds the man of her dreams, Kevin Fields, only to discover that his mother, Viola, is the woman of her nightmares. A recently fired news anchor who is afraid she will lose her son the way she has just lost her career, Viola determines to scare off her son's new fiancé by becoming the world's worst mother-in-law. While Viola's long-time assistant Ruby does her best to help Viola execute her crazy schemes, Charlie decides to fight back and the gloves come off as the two women battle it out to see just who is the alpha-female. A doting, overly-possessive mother (Jane Fonda) fresh from a mental breakdown after she was replaced on her TV talk show re-enters her son's life just as he (Michael Vartan) decides to get engaged to a free spirited, multi-talented woman who works as a dog-walker & temp at a doctor's office . Immediately seeing the woman (Jennifer Lopez) as a threat, she puts on a good face in front of her son but immediately starts plotting against her. However, two can play that game and the war is on. In the middle of the mess is the mother's assistant (Wanda Sykes), who is loyal to her boss but has been with her long enough to not take any of her guff.
 

Comments

Welcome back, Jane!, 9 May 2005 Author: Holleyf from United States What a surprisingly funny movie! I took my mother to the sneak preview of Monster-in-Law on Mother's Day and we had a great time. At first, I thought this film would be average and predictable. But Jane Fonda's performance changed my mind. I'm glad that she decided to make a comeback after 15 years. She did such a good job! I wouldn't be surprised if Ms. Fonda was nominated for at least a Golden Globe for her outstanding comedic performance. It was high time Jane Fonda returned to the big screen. Welcome back, Jane! Wanda Sykes was hysterical. Her one-liners were priceless! And Jennifer Lopez was actually really good too, as was Michael Vartan. I highly recommend seeing this movie.
 
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