Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Release Date: February 18, 2011
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Brandon T.
Jackson, Jessica Lucas, Portia
Doubleday, Michelle Ang,
Faizon Love, Tony Curran
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 107 minutes
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: John Whitesell
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Kwatinetz, Jeremiah
Samuels, Arnon Milchan
Producer: David T. Friendly, Michael
Writer: Matthew Fogel
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The movie stars Martin Lawrence in his third go-round as FBI agent Malcolm Turner hiding undercover in his Big Momma costume. This time, he’s hiding to protect his stepson, Trent, who saw a Russian gangster Malcolm’s been chasing kill Malcolm’s informant. Now, Malcolm has to hide as Big Momma and his son has to hide as Big Momma’s niece, Charmaine, at a teenage girls’ art school in Atlanta. While Big Momma searches for a hidden flash drive in the school holding all the gangster’s secrets, Trent must keep a low profile. That’s easier said than done when Trent, a high school senior and wannabe rap artist, becomes attracted to one of the girls, a senior named Haley.
As a broad comedy, BIG MOMMAS has some funny, suspenseful moments, but it could be a lot better. As noted above, there are some moral elements. For instance, Malcolm wants his stepson, Trent, who’s been accepted to Duke University, to go to college, but Trent wants to go right into the rap music profession. The movie resolves this conflict in a positive way in Malcolm’s favor, but also meeting Trent’s desires in a positive way. As a result, Malcolm and Trent establish a closer relationship as father and son. At the same time, they stop the Russian gangster from doing any more mayhem.
MOVIEGUIDE® advises a Minus One caution regarding BIG MOMMAS, however. It has plenty of relatively light foul language, and there are some sexual innuendoes.
As a broad comedy, BIG MOMMAS has some funny, suspenseful moments, but it could be a lot better. It does have some moral elements. For example, the movie extols personal responsibility, strong bonds between fathers and sons, and bringing criminals to justice. MOVIEGUIDE® advises a Minus One caution regarding BIG MOMMAS, however. It has plenty of relatively light foul language, and there are some sexual innuendoes.