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Big Momma's House (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2 June 2000 (USA)
In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself 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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He's Deep Undercover. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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2 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi abuela es un peligro  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$117,559,438 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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Trivia

Screenwriter Darryl Quarles came up with the idea for the name "Big Momma" because it was what the neighborhood kids used to call his own real life mother. See more »

Goofs

When Big Momma goes downtown with Sherry, the car is parked with the top down as Lester comes up to them. When Sherry heads across the street and Big Momma walks away to head to the self-defense class, the car is seen in the background with the top up. See more »

Quotes

John: I used to be married, but not anymore.
Sadie: [sympathetically] Is your wife with Jesus now?
John: Actually, the guy's name was pronounced "Hey-soos." He was the gardner, and one day I caught him spreading some fertilizer around the bedroom, if you know what I mean.
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Referenced in Happy Endings: You Snooze, You Bruise (2012) See more »

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Big Momma's Theme
Written by Jermaine Dupri, Tamara Savage, Da Brat, Bryan Michael Cox (as Bryan-Michael Cox) and Caddillac Tah (as Tiheem Crocker)
Performed by Da Brat & Vita featuring Destiny's Child
Produced by Jermaine Dupri for So So Def Productions, Inc.
Co-Produced by Bryan Michael Cox (as Bryan-Michael Cox) for Blackbaby Entertainment,
Inc./Noontime Entertainment
Da Brat appears courtesy of So So Def Recordings
Vita appears courtesy of Murder Inc./Def Jam Music Group
Destiny's Child appears courtesy of Columbia Records
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Not Nearly As Bad As I Feared
7 December 2002 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Why did I rent this movie? I don't really appreciate Martin Lawrence, not his old TV show nor his stand-up routine. But I did rent it nonetheless, fearing that I'd wasted my $2.99 after returning home.

My fears were ungrounded. This movie is actually funny, hysterically so in a few scenes. Not to mislead the reader, I have to state that this movie is nothing great; it's actually just a trifle. Just suspend all belief as Lawrence portrays an FBI agent who dons a fat-suit in order to impersonate the 350-pound aunt of the lovely young suspect Lawrence and his partner are tailing. Of course, no one, not even the aunt's suitor, can tell the difference. If you can get by this absurd premise, "Big Momma's House" contains some really rib-tickling slapstick. When Lawrence, while impersonating Big Mama, is required to mid-wife a birth...that scene alone is worth the $2.99.


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