Big Mommas House
Convicted criminal Lester (Terrance Howard) has escaped from prison, and the FBI thinks the way to find him is to get to his former girlfriend Sherry (Nia Long). Agents Malcolm (Martin Lawrence) and John (Paul Giamatti) are sent to stake out Sherry’s grandmother’s house in Georgia. Her grandmother is known to everyone as Big Momma, and Big Momma takes off for a two-week trip just as Sherry shows up with her son. With the help of lots of make-up and lots and lots of padding, Malcolm poses as Big Momma in order to find Lester.
This is one funny movie as the new Big Momma proves she “got game” by beating a bunch of boys at basketball, teaching the local karate instructor moves he didn’t even know, and finally catching the escaped convict. Martin Lawrence does a great job in this Nutty Professor-like role. Alas, the dialogue is peppered with objectionable words and one misuse of Jesus’ name. There is also one scene filled with sexual innuendo.