Big Momma's House

Jays Rating:

The newest comedy about a skinny man dressed as a fat woman is a ridiculously funny movie called Big Mama’s House. Malcolm (Martin Lawrence) is an undercover FBI agent who is trying to obtain a confession of guilt from a beautiful federal witness named Sherry (Nia Long). When Malcolm finds out that Sherry plans to visit her grandmother for a few days, he locates the address and rushes to arrive there before her. Just as Martin and his partner arrive at her house, they see Big Mama leaving in a taxi. Malcolm lets himself in and gets busy making a mask and a very large, very bulgy body suit, and then he dresses up as Big Mama. (It seemed to me that he was a little too anxious to dress as Big Mama and should seek psychiatric help.) Sherry finally arrives at the house and somehow Malcolm convinces her that he is Big Mama. Her vision must be worse than mine. This is where the fun begins. Malcolm, dressed as Big Mama, joins a Karate class and beats u p the Karate instructor. Also, acting as a midwife, Malcolm uses Crisco and salad tongs to deliver a baby for one of the ladies in Big Mama’s church. In another funny scene, he and Sherry’s 10-year-old son take on the local basketball hotshots and open a can of whoop—! It had to be hilarious watching Malcolm play basketball dressed up as Big Mama. He needed 2 basketballs just to complete the outfit. Sherry begins confiding in Malcolm thinking he is Big Mama and of course, Malcolm begins falling in love with Sherry. This movie is really funny at times, but the plot is lame and the story is very elementary. You may not want to see this movie if you are looking for something with intellectual content. It was entertaining, but I can’t give it anything higher than a C rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.