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Big Momma's House (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  2 June 2000 (USA)
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To protect a woman (Nia Long) and her son (Jascha Washington) from a robber (Terrence Howard), a male FBI agent (Martin Lawrence) disguises as a large grandmother.



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FBI agent Malcolm Turner is known best for being a brilliant, master of disguise. Malcolm's latest assignment sends him to small-town Georgia, where he's assigned to trap a brutal bank robber (and a recent prison escapee) who they suspect will be coming down to visit his ex-girlfriend Sherry and her son. Malcolm sets up a stakeout across from the home of a larger-than-life southern matriarch known as Big Momma, who's about to be visited by Sherry. It's a simple plan, but there's one big problem: Unbeknownst to Sherry, Big Momma has unexpectedly left town. So Malcolm, decides to impersonate the cantankerous Southern granny. Using a few tricks of disguise, he completely transforms himself into Big Momma, even taking on the corpulent septuagenarian's everyday routine-from cooking soul food to delivering babies to "testifying" at the local church. In the mean time, Malcolm starts falling for Sherry, who may or may not be hiding some stolen cash. Now, Malcolm/Big Momma must somehow find a ... Written by Anonymous

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor including sexual innuendo, and for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi abuela es un peligro  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,661,041 (USA) (2 June 2000)


ESP 869,859,468 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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11 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

The plot is extremely stupid, but some of the comical elements are pretty decent. This is an example of one of those movies where everyone doesn't understand the humor, which may explain why some didn't like it. Not a great movie, but not necessarily unwatchable. 1/4

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