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PG-13| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Lawyer Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) wants to dive back into dating after his divorce and has a hard time meeting the right women. But he lucks out with online dating and meets a fellow lawyer. The two agree to meet in the flesh, but the woman he meets -- an escaped African-American convict named Charlene (Queen Latifah) -- is not what he expected. Peter is freaked out, but Charlene convinces him to take her case and prove her innocence, and along the way they learn to become friends.

Cast: Steve Martin , Queen Latifah , Eugene Levy , Joan Plowright , Jean Smart , Missi Pyle , Kimberly J. Brown , Steve Harris

Director: Adam Shankman

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Bringing Down the House (2003)

Release Date: March 7th, 2003|1 hr. 45 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This is strictly formula stuff, made worse by an utterly careless depiction of the characters. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Feels like a bad sitcom. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    If you go to see this sloppy sitcom, in which Mr. Martin plays a divorced, repressed lawyer named Peter Sanderson, do expect to be surprised, seduced and entertained by Queen Latifah. show more

  • January 28, 2014 yi00000000179158
    Report This User

    One of the best and funniest movies I\'ve ever seen....

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