Bringing Down the House (2003)

"Everything he needed to know about life, she learned in prison."
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Bringing Down the House
PG-13 1 hr 45 minMar 7th, 2003Comedy, Drama
Uptight lawyer Peter Sanderson wants to dive back into dating after his divorce and has a hard time meeting the right women. He tries online dating and lucks out when he starts chatting with a fellow lawyer. The two agree to meet in the flesh, but the woman he meets — an escaped African-American convict named Charlene — is not what he expected. Peter is freaked out, but Charlene tries to convinces him to take her case and prove her innocence. Along the way, she wreaks havoc on his middle-class life as he gets a lesson in learning to lighten up.
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Movie Details

Theatrical Release:March 7th, 2003
On DVD & Blu-ray:August 5th, 2003 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$20,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$132,700,000 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Jane Bartelme, Queen Latifah
Production Companies:Touchstone Pictures, Hyde Park Films
Movie Tags:divorce, racism, lawyer, prison