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The Spy Next Door (2010)

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Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau.

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Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids (who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau). When one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family. Written by Anonymous

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Part spy, part babysitter, all hero. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for sequences of action violence and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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15 January 2010 (USA)  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,877,043 (USA) (15 January 2010)

Gross:

$24,268,828 (USA) (26 February 2010)
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This is the second movie Madeline Carroll and George Lopez have starred in. They previously starred in Swing Vote (2008). See more »

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When Bob makes breakfast the first day, the ladle changes back and forth from an all-black ladle (with the handle laying over the lip of the pot) to one with a red handle sticking straight up out of the oatmeal. See more »

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Nora: Mom! Jethro's eating my underwear!
[pronounced 'unduweahw']
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Features Rush Hour 2 (2001) See more »

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One Way or Another
Written by Nigel Harrison and Debbie Harry
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Capital Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Kung Fu Nanny (Screen)
28 July 2010 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

That's its french title.

With the kid, we originally wanted to see "Schreck 4" in 3D but it was sold out. Thus, we changed for this one because the kid likes very much Jackie Chan and as it involved kids, I knew that mine would feel related.

As the movie started, I thought that Chan was already an icon in my teens so this guy is really tireless and he worths an official recognition for his dedication toward world cinema.

However I felt a bit disappointed because the story didn't take place in Asia but in a deep American suburb. So, there wasn't much of exoticism.

Fortunately, it happens that the story was a funny coincidence with my recent experience. Jackie and I were given the responsibility to take care after kids while the lone mother was away. It was thus cool to see our different or similar reactions.

Beyond this, the movie is a bit slow and lacks of rhythm. The kids aren't engaging so the action was welcomed. Even as a nanny, Chan had to fight and I'm dubious if it was really him in certain sequences (I would need a frame to frame analysis to judge).

At the end, it was cool to see the bloopers, to notice that the mother was Amber Valetta (who seems to have aged for 20 years since "Hitch") and the kid liked the movie! Thus, mission accomplished!


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