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Undercover Agent Malcolm Turner is back and this time he's out to expose the suspected designer of a deadly computer "worm" that would allow outside forces access to sophistical and critical government intelligence files. But unfortunately, the only way the crafty agent can get next to the worm's creator, Tom Fuller, is to access the programmer's Orange County home as the new "nanny" to Fuller and his wife Leah's children: toddler Andrew and his two older sisters, Carrie and Molly. This means that Malcolm must once again rely on his sure-fire alter ego, the take-no-prisoners Hattie Mae Pierce, a.k.a. "Big Momma," to bring down the bad guys and prove that a woman's work is never done! But once undercover, the job proves another tough juggling act for Big Momma as "she" must manage the hectic lives of the three Fuller kids, keep up with their myriad of daily activities, and handle the many household chores, all while secretly trying to dig up information on Tom's computer virus. Of ... Written by
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The dog who played Pancho (the Fuller family's dog) is a chihuahua named Danny. See more »
When Big Momma lays the breakfast table after cleaning the house to avoid getting fired, she is wearing a pearl necklace. In the next shot, it is missing. When she returns from the spa with Mrs. Fuller it is there again. See more »
If you're looking for an intellectual comedy or even something with
some actual substance to it, this is not the movie to go to. It is the
type of movie you go to, to turn off your brain and just take in some
escapist entertainment. It does the job decently, better than most of
the other light comedies out there. But what really surprises is how
relatively few stupid moments come throughout the movie. A
lesser-quality movie would have gone for the easy jokes about dorky
white people vs. smooth black people. A lesser flick would have had
some of the characters be less perceptive and observant than they
actually ended up turning out to be. Poorer-quality fare would have
turned this movie into something approaching blaxploitation, where all
parties involved ended up humiliated by the experience.
This didn't do any of the aforementioned. Certain characters who could
have been written as dumber were actually written as credibly
perceptive. Certain scenarios that could have been played out as
ridiculous ended up being plausible. There was less of a black/white
good vs. evil conundrum going on in this movie, and the suspense
involved actually seemed worth it instead of just being suspense for
suspense's sake. I don't think there was one moment in the whole film
where I was rolling my eyes going, "OH COME ON," the way I was
throughout the last film I was obliged to go see, this year's remake of
Had the premise been more original, had the comedy been more sharply
written, more intelligent, I would have been inclined to give this
comedy ten stars. It really is one of the better commercial movies to
be released in Hollywood over the last five years. It even manages to
be better than its predecessor. However, the comedy was actually quite
dull, pedestrian, uninvolved, and unintellectual, which means it earns
six stars out of ten. Just barely passable, but a heck of a lot better
than its contemporaries.
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