Release Date: May 13, 2005

I do *so* think that Ted could kick Marc's scrawny ass.

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74/166 David Mumpower Wanda Sykes makes an otherwise unremarkable movie quite entertaining at times. She wins the 2005 no-prize for best comedic performance in a lousy movie.

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Irony, thy name is Jennifer Lopez. How appropriate is it for J Lo to be starring in a movie where her character is having a rocky time with her engagement?

Lopez plays Charlotte “Charlie” Honeywell, a professional dog walker who’s having a having a hard time finding any good men to date. Her endless streak of blind dates always seems to end up in disappointment or disaster. Lucky for her, she finally meets the perfect guy.

However, her future mother-in-law (Jane Fonda) is a piece of work. She thinks that no woman is good enough for her son, especially Ms. Honeywell. The mother-in-law goes so far as to try to sabotage their relationship. Will Charlie ever be able to find happiness with her new beau?

Jane Fonda is coming out of a 14-year retirement for this film. She last appeared in a feature film in the 1990 film Stanley and Iris with Robert DeNiro. Maybe what lured her out was the promise of a really good screenplay (written by rookie Anya Kochoff). There was apparently a fierce bidding war among several studios for this script, with New Line Cinema eventually paying $1.3 million! (Marty Doskins/BOP)

Vital statistics for Monster-in-Law
Main Cast Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Vartan
Supporting Cast Wanda Sykes, Adam Scott
Director Robert Luketic
Screenwriter Anya Kochoff (feature film debut)
Distributor New Line Cinema
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating PG-13
Running Time 95 minutes
Screen Count 3,424
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

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