Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  18 February 2011 (USA)
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Malcolm Turner (Martin Lawrence) and his stepson Trent (Brandon T. Jackson) go under cover at an girls school to flush out a killer.



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FBI agent Malcolm Turner and his son, Trent, go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school after Trent witnesses a murder. Posing as Big Momma and Charmaine, they must find the murderer before he finds them. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi abuela es un peligro 3  »

Box Office


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,433,778 (UK) (18 February 2011)


$37,911,876 (USA) (20 May 2011)

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Did You Know?


Nia Long declined to reprise her role as "Sherry" from the first two films. See more »


When Trent / Charmaine (Brandon Jackson) is reviewing his testament, it's incorrectly spelled "testement" in the title of the paper. See more »


Malcolm: I'm not even wearing a clean pair of Granny panties.
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Is there anymore soup to be made from this...?
30 March 2011 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" is the third movie in the series, and honestly, they might have considered stopping after the second movie. The first one was hilarious, the second one not so much. And now the third one has been unleashed upon us movie-lovers.

For a comedy, then "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" is rather weak, because there is only a handful of situations that proved to be funny. And even less so actually managed to make me laugh. I think I laughed once or twice throughout the entire movie. So it was a disappointing experience to watch this movie.

The storyline is somewhat simple, so even your family's dog can keep up with it. Some incriminating evidence is stored on a USB key, evidence that can bring down some big criminals. Yeah, very original there already. And the USB key is hidden in an all-girls school, and it is up to detective Malcolm to find it and bring the criminals to justice. Only this time he brings his son into it! Yeah, his son. Now, what father in his right mind would bring his own flesh and blood into a situation where his life is in danger, and much more so bring his son into cross-dressing? Back it up right there! The storyline was weak and very hard to believe and get into, because it was so over the top.

Now, Martin Lawrence does a good job as Malcolm and Big Momma, as he did in the previous two movies. So if you are familiar with those two, you know what you will be getting. This is good, but at the same time it is also bad. Why keep squeezing the lemon when there is no more juice to come out? Brandon T. Jackson (playing Trent/Charmaine) did a good job as well, except for when he portrayed Charmaine; I found that strenuous to watch. Ken Jeong (playing the mailman) was a hilarious spot to the movie, despite he was there for only a few minutes. And for a noticeable performance of the younger talents, then Michelle Ang (playing Mia) brought a good deal of spark and comedy to the movie. In overall, the acting was good and the performances were well enough. The movie was just suffering from being a movie that had a weak story.

I suppose for hardcore fans of Martin Lawrence, then "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" will be a blast. But for the ones that watched part 1 and 2, then part 3 is a very dull and humorless movie.

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