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Big Momma's House

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Raja Gosnell's crossdressing comedy Big Momma's House comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while French and Spanish soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, deleted scenes with optional commentary, bloopers, a featurette, ...
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Overview

Raja Gosnell's crossdressing comedy Big Momma's House comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while French and Spanish soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, deleted scenes with optional commentary, bloopers, a featurette, snippets from makeup tests, trailers, television commercials, and a featurette on the making of the film. This is a fine disc, but the film is available with the same features and a widescreen transfer. That version is preferable to this one.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes with commentary; Outtakes and bloopers; "Building Big Mama's House" documentary; Director/producer commentary; Music videos: "Bounce With Me" by Lil Bow Wow and "I've Got to Have It" by Jermaine Dupri featuring NAS and Monica; Makeup test; Trailers; TV spots; Audio: English 5.1 Surround, Spanish Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Schneiderman
Step aside, Tootsie, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Mrs. Klump -- Big Momma's in the house! Martin Lawrence is FBI agent Malcolm Turner, hot on the trail of a bank robber who has broken out of jail. Turner goes undercover to infiltrate the world of the thief's ex-girlfriend Sherry (Nia Long), donning latex and foam to disguise himself as her hefty aunt, the cantankerous southern matriarch Big Momma. As formula dictates, things begin to get complicated when, amidst a barrage of gross-out jokes, Turner becomes smitten with Sherry. You have to appreciate Lawrence for his willingness to put himself all the way out there for our enjoyment. Even extroverted New York Knicks power forward Larry Johnson gave up the Grandma-ma drag before typecasting became an issue. But since Big Momma's House proved pretty close to its boast of being "the mother of all comedies" at the box office, it looks like Lawrence will do some dress duty for years to come.
All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
One of the biggest box office hits in a summer when several African-American-themed comedies earned sleeper hit status, Big Momma's House (2000) stars comic Martin Lawrence, but owes more than a small debt to the work of Eddie Murphy. Lawrence, a former Murphy costar, successfully mimics Murphy's formula of playing one character in leading man fashion and another buried under heavy layers of prosthetics and makeup, a canny decision that resulted in a hit for Lawrence and a rise in his per-film salary. The supporting cast and Raja Gosnell's direction rank as adequate, but Big Momma's House is Lawrence's film, and he makes the most of it, mining broadly crowd-pleasing moments not only for their laugh appeal but for a few tugs on the heart strings as well. In the same summer, Murphy would also score with his own multi-character comedy, Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps (2000).
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • UPC: 024543037583
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Special Edition \ Full Frame
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 80,087

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Lawrence Malcolm Turner
Nia Long Sherry
Paul Giamatti John
Terrence Howard Lester
Anthony Anderson Nolan
Ella Mitchell Big Momma
Jascha Washington Trent
Carl Wright Ben
Phyllis Applegate Sadie
Starletta DuPois Miss Patterson
Octavia L. Spencer Twila
Technical Credits
Raja Gosnell Director
Aaron Ray Co-producer
Spring Aspers Musical Direction/Supervision
Kent Beyda Editor
Mariko Braswell Set Decoration/Design
Greg Cannom Makeup Special Effects
Charisse Cardenas Set Decoration/Design
Thomas D. Causey Sound/Sound Designer
Peaches Davis Co-producer
Jermaine Dupri Score Composer
David T. Friendly Producer
Richard Gibbs Score Composer
Richard Graves Asst. Director
Bruce Green Editor
Michael Green Producer
David W. Higgins Co-producer
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck Costumes/Costume Designer
Nancy Klopper Casting
Jeffrey Kwatinetz Executive Producer
Martin Lawrence Executive Producer
Rodney Liber Executive Producer
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Randy Moore Art Director
Michael D. O'Shea Cinematographer
Captive Audience Prods. Makeup Special Effects
Darryl Quarles Original Story, Screenwriter
Don Rhymer Screenwriter
Craig Stearns Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Master of Disguise
2. The Bad Guy's Girlfiend
3. Big Momma
4. A Call From Sherry
5. A New Woman
6. Cooking With Big Momma
7. Big Momma's Man
8. The Midwife
9. Meet Malcolm
10. Self Defense
11. Granny Got Game
12. Fishing With Malcolm
13. Found Out
14. Safe in Bed
15. Big Momma Testifies
16. A Few Suprises
17. Big Momma's Back!
18. The Party Crasher
19. Malcolm's Testimony
20. End Titles
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scene Selection
   Language Selection
      THX Optimizer
         Audio Tests
         Video Tests
      English 5.1 Surround
      Spanish Dolby Surround
      French Dolby Surround
      Commentary by Raja Gosnel and David Friendly
      Subtitles & Captions: English
      Subtitles & Captions: Spanish
      Subtitles & Captions: None
   Play Movie
   Extra Features
      Featurette "Building Big Momma's House"
      Make Up Test
      Deleted Scenes
         Animated Opening With Commentary
         Animated Opening Without Commentary
         Prison Sequence With Commentary
         Prison Sequence Without Commentary
      Outtake/Blooper Reel
      Music Videos: Lil' Bow Wow "Bounce With Me"
      Music Videos: Jermaine Dupri Featuring NAS & Monica "I've Got to Have It"
      Big Momma's House Trailer
      TV Spots
      Check Out the Me, Myself & Irene Trailer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted April 10, 2011

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    A reallly funny movie love the fullframe version!

    Out of all The Big Momma House movies this was my favorite one its funny even funnier than Mrs. Doubtfire You can't help but to laugh at Martin Laweernce in this movie he is indeed funny!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Big Momma, big dissapointment.....

    I did buy the DVD and I am not really sure why...Martin Lawrence is his same 'ol self...kind of like Richard Simons or Jerry Lewis...NO suprises, this movie is similar to a high budget fox sit-com....not recomended.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I saw this in the theater

    It's just Mrs. Doubtfire meets The Nutty Professor, but Martin Lawrence has never been as funny as Eddie Murphy or Robin Williams. Not even on TV. He screams too much.

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    Posted April 19, 2009

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