Monster-in-Law

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"This relationship is going to be a real mother."
  • PG-13
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 5.6  (58,686)
  • 31

Charlotte Cantilini also known as Charlie (Jennifer Lopez) has had a bad run of luck with failed relationships and blind dates. She has a variety of temp jobs that keep her going from being a dog walker to a receptionist in a doctor’s office. She is pretty much resigned to being alone when in walks handsome Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan.) Charlie is attracted to the gorgeous surgeon but loses hope when his ex-girlfriend informs her that Kevin is gay, not in so many words but her meaning is clear. Eventually, Charlie finds out that Kevin is indeed straight and what follows is a whirlwind courtship that fairy tales are made of. Trouble comes in the form of Viola Fields (Jane Fonda), Kevin’s domineering mother who thinks that Charlie is beneath her only son. When Kevin proposes to the common dog walker as Viola sees her, the overbearing mother declares war by suitably trying to ruin Kevin and Charlie’s wedding plans. Charlie finally discovers that her future mother-in-law isn’t the sweet Southern woman that she pretends to be and decides to fight fire with fire. No one is taking Charlie’s man, not even his mother. The two determined women wage war over the one thing that both of them love, and refuse to give up, leaving Kevin torn between the mother he adores and the woman he chooses to spend the rest of his life with. As the wedding approaches light is shed on Viola’s mean ways when her own mother-in-law Gertrude Fields (Elaine Stritch) comes to town. Gertrude made Violas life a total nightmare when she married Kevin’s now deceased father going so far as to say the poor man died from disappointment. Ruby, (Wanda Sykes) is Violas assistant and helps her in all of her comical, but dastardly plans, to break up the loving couple and spoil the wedding before it can take place. “Monster-in-Law,” was released in 2005 and tells the story of a bride-to-be, and the soon to be mother-in-law, who is determined to bring her down and keep her from marrying her precious son.

Monster-in-Law
Monster-In-Law Scene: Was That Expensive?
Monster-In-Law Scene: Was That Expensive?

Clip - 1 min 7 sec

Monster-In-Law Scene: Stronger Than This
Monster-In-Law Scene: Stronger Than This

Clip - 1 min 4 sec

Monster-In-Law Scene: No Thank You
Monster-In-Law Scene: No Thank You

Clip - 41 sec

Monster-In-Law Scene: Ceremonial Robe
Monster-In-Law Scene: Ceremonial Robe

Clip - 44 sec

Monster-In-Law Scene: I'm A Dog Walker
Monster-In-Law Scene: I'm A Dog Walker

Clip - 48 sec

Monster-In-Law Scene: Will You Marry Me?
Monster-In-Law Scene: Will You Marry Me?

Clip - 1 min 10 sec

Description
Charlotte Cantilini also known as Charlie (Jennifer Lopez) has had a bad run of luck with failed relationships and blind dates. She has a variety of temp jobs that keep her going from being a dog walker to a receptionist in a doctor’s office. She is pretty much resigned to being alone when in walks handsome Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan.) Charlie is attracted to the gorgeous surgeon but loses hope when his ex-girlfriend informs her that Kevin is gay, not in so many words but her meaning is clear.

Eventually, Charlie finds out that Kevin is indeed straight and what follows is a whirlwind courtship that fairy tales are made of. Trouble comes in the form of Viola Fields (Jane Fonda), Kevin’s domineering mother who thinks that Charlie is beneath her only son. When Kevin proposes to the common dog walker as Viola sees her, the overbearing mother declares war by suitably trying to ruin Kevin and Charlie’s wedding plans.

Charlie finally discovers that her future mother-in-law isn’t the sweet Southern woman that she pretends to be and decides to fight fire with fire. No one is taking Charlie’s man, not even his mother. The two determined women wage war over the one thing that both of them love, and refuse to give up, leaving Kevin torn between the mother he adores and the woman he chooses to spend the rest of his life with.

As the wedding approaches light is shed on Viola’s mean ways when her own mother-in-law Gertrude Fields (Elaine Stritch) comes to town. Gertrude made Violas life a total nightmare when she married Kevin’s now deceased father going so far as to say the poor man died from disappointment. Ruby, (Wanda Sykes) is Violas assistant and helps her in all of her comical, but dastardly plans, to break up the loving couple and spoil the wedding before it can take place. “Monster-in-Law,” was released in 2005 and tells the story of a bride-to-be, and the soon to be mother-in-law, who is determined to bring her down and keep her from marrying her precious son.

Monster-in-Law is a 2005 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 31.

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  • Release Date
    2005
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 41 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (58,686)
  • Metascore
    31