• Monster-in-Law (2005)


Release Date: May 13th, 2005

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Charlotte (Jennifer Lopez) is smitten when she meets Dr. Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan). So when Kevin pops the question after they start dating, Charlotte happily accepts. But she soon realizes that Kevin's mom, Viola (Jane Fonda), is not quite thrilled to have a new family member. Viola, a newscaster, has just lost her job and is feeling rather attached to Kevin, so she regards Charlotte as her new competition -- and will apparently do anything to make her son call off the wedding.

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, Wanda Sykes, Adam Scott, Monet Mazur, Annie Parisse, Will Arnett

Director: Robert Luketic

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Benderspink

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Marriage, Mother, Friend, Doctor, Los Angeles, 2000s, Love, Endearing, Rivalry, Competition, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    It's a hoot to watch Fonda cut loose and mix it up with J. Lo, even when the laughs turn mean-spirited. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    A generational spectacle that's fun to witness. show more

  • 20
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A deeply dispiriting movie, not just because it is grindingly bad but because Jane Fonda actually chose this for her comeback after a 15-year absence from the screen. But it's worse than that. Fonda, one of the best actors of her generation, is downright awful in a role she could have -- and probably should have -- sleepwalked through. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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