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Monster-in-Law (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 13 May 2005 (USA)
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The love life of Charlotte is reduced to an endless string of disastrous blind dates, until she meets the perfect man, Kevin. Unfortunately, his merciless mother will do anything to destroy their relationship.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie
... Viola Fields
... Dr. Kevin Fields
... Ruby
... Remy
... Fiona
... Morgan
... Kit
... Gertrude
... Dr. Paul Chamberlain
... Beverly Hills Dog Owner
... Coffee Shop Customer
... Coffee Shop Clerk
Rochelle Flexer ... Dr. Patel's Nurse
Wayne Nickel ... George
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Storyline

After years of looking for Mr. Right, Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini finally finds the man of her dreams, Kevin Fields, only to discover that his mother, Viola, is the woman of her nightmares. A recently fired news anchor who is afraid she will lose her son the way she has just lost her career, Viola determines to scare off her son's new fiancé by becoming the world's worst mother-in-law. While Viola's long-time assistant Ruby does her best to help Viola execute her crazy schemes, Charlie decides to fight back and the gloves come off as the two women battle it out to see just who is the alpha-female. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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He gave her a ring. His mom gave her a finger. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sex references and language | See all certifications »

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13 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una suegra de cuidado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,105,133, 15 May 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$82,931,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$154,749,918
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Shari Wacks designed the jewelry for the film. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin approaches Charlie on the beach he is carrying two cups of coffee. He takes a drink and then when he chokes and wipes his mouth on his sleeve and the second cup of coffee is gone and then back again in the next moment. See more »

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[first lines]
[Charlie sitting at her desk at home. Phone rings. Charlie lets the answering machine pick up and listens to the recording]
Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini: [Answering machine message] Hi, it's Charlie. Leave a message.
[Answering machine beeps to signal beginning of message]
Carol, from LA Temp Agency: [Leaving message on answering machine] Hi Charlie, it's Carol from the L.A. Temp Agency. Listen, Dr. Patel's office needs you for tomorrow. Is that ok? Let me know. Bye.
[Answering machine beeps signaling end of message]
Remy: [Charlie sketching]
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References Legally Blonde (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Love (Koop Remix)
Written by Rosey (as Nancy Joy Kaye) and Darryl Swann
Performed by Rosey
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Jenny finally makes a good movie.
9 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe the 12 1's I saw when I went to rate this. Those people must not have seen the movie and just like to go around and give 1's to any movie.

I saw this movie on Sunday, and it was fully packed. The audience was laughing through 90% of the movie. Virtually all the jokes got a medium to large laugh from the audience. The story had some nice twists, Jenny finally turns in some good acting, and she looks even more beautiful then before! I was there to analyze audience response and I can tell you this is not a 1 rating movie, this is at least an 8. Do not go by the rating here, it's misleading; weighed down by idiots.

You must see this movie if you want some good laughs!


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