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Big Momma's House (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  2 June 2000 (USA)
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An FBI agent disguises himself as an old lady to protect a beautiful federal witness and her son.

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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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This FBI agent is going undercover... and he's concealing more than a weapon. 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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Mi abuela es un peligro  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

Malcolm, as Big Momma, gets hit in the face, ripping the mask. However, in the following close shot, although Malcolm was clearly slugged on the left side of his face, the rip in the mask is over his right cheek. See more »

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John: [on the phone] Yeah, he knows what he's doing.
John: [faces Malcolm immediately afterwards] What the hell are you doing?
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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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Funnier Than I Thought It Might Be
3 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a surprisingly good comedy, despite the predictability of it and the typically-sappy Hollywood ending. Nevertheless, this film has a bunch of laugh- out-loud scenes and jokes and Martin Lawrence is a likable guy. He has the ability to make us laugh just by making goofy faces. His best were when he was trapped in the bathroom behind the shower curtain when the real "Big Momma" (Ella Mitchell) was taking a dump a few feet away! The looks of Lawrence's face during that period were hilarious!

Lawrence eventually dresses as a big fat woman and provides laughs doing so. Ever since the early days of television and Milton Berle, people have laughed at men dressing up imitating women. Pretending to be a 300-pound woman makes it even funnier.

Throw in a pretty female lead (Nia Long) and a little drama to go along with the yuks and it winds up being a decent movie.


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