Monster-in-Law
2/4
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Genre RomCom
Year 2005
Duration 101 min
Rating 5.2 out of 10
Description: 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 fiancÚ 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.
Comments: I did not expect much from this comedy, I just wanted to have a few laughs. I knew that many critics hated it and advised the viewers to stay away from it. Well, they did not like "Meet the Fockers", either but I had a great time watching it. They praised "Something's Gotta Give" to the high heavens but I wanted to kill somebody while suffering through so called "one of the best comedies of the year". They universally agree that latest Woody Allen's comedies suck - and I believe that they (Woody's comedies not the critics) are funny and enjoyable. Plus, Jane Fonda came out of retirement to make "Monster-In-Law", her first movie in 15 years. I saw a few weeks ago Fonda's "Barbarella", one of the silliest and campiest movies ever made and I liked it a lot, mostly due to Fonda's charm.

I watched "Monster-in-Law" last night and I found it uninteresting, boring, and irritating. The worst quality - it is not funny. Forget about laughs, I hardly smiled at all. I almost fell asleep - its 101 minutes seemed like eternity. Every twist in so- called plot was predictable, every joke -stupid, the ending - sappy and mediocre. In one word, the movie was a mess with only one redeeming value - Wanda Sykes (Ruby) as Fonda's personal assistant. Both, J.Lo and JF tried hard to do something with the material but it just did not work. In the perfect world, if Woody Allen had written the script and made the movie with three of them, Fonda, Lopes, and Sykes - we could've had if not a masterpiece but a wonderful and funny comedy. Alas, we are not in the perfect world and this monster is not scary, it is just pathetic.

2/10