Monster-in-Law

Monster-in-Law

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Director: Robert Luketic

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan

     
 

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It's not unusual to see two women fighting over the same man in a movie, only this time it's his mother and his fiancée vying for his attention in this broad comedy. While Charlotte Cantilini (Jennifer Lopez), known to her friends as Charlie, has never had much luck in her love life, one day her ship arrives in a big way when she meets Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan), a…  See more details below

Overview

It's not unusual to see two women fighting over the same man in a movie, only this time it's his mother and his fiancée vying for his attention in this broad comedy. While Charlotte Cantilini (Jennifer Lopez), known to her friends as Charlie, has never had much luck in her love life, one day her ship arrives in a big way when she meets Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan), a doctor who is charming, handsome, and wealthy. Kevin also has a famous mother, Viola Fields (Jane Fonda), who has enjoyed a long and successful career as a news broadcaster. When Kevin and Charlie fall head over heels for one another, he opts to propose marriage to her as he's introducing Charlie to Viola over lunch. However, as far as Viola is concerned, this could not come at a worse time -- Viola has just been fired from the anchor desk, and regards her son as the only anchor left in her life. Not willing to share Kevin with anyone, Viola sets out to sabotage his relationship with Charlie in any way she can, often with the wary assistance of her secretary Ruby (Wanda Sykes). But once Charlie gets wind of Viola's schemes, she decides two can play this game. Monster-in-Law marked Jane Fonda's return to the screen after a long leave of absence; it was her first film after co-starring with Robert De Niro in 1990's Stanley & Iris.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2005
UPC:
0794043831423
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG13
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
5,562

Special Features

Closed Caption; Both widescreen and fullscreen versions of the film; Hilarious bloopers; Deleted scenes; Behind-the-scenes featurettes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Lopez Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini
Jane Fonda Viola Fields
Michael Vartan Kevin Fields
Wanda Sykes Ruby
Adam Scott Remy
Monet Mazur Fiona
Annie Parisse Morgan
Will Arnett Kit
Elaine Stritch Gertrude
Jimmy Jean-Louis Prince Amir
Stephen Dunham Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Luketic Director
Kym Barrett Costumes/Costume Designer
Chris Bender Producer
Gary Bourgeois Sound Mixer
Richard Brener Executive Producer
Steve Cantamessa Sound/Sound Designer
Russell Carpenter Cinematographer
Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
Michael Flynn Executive Producer
Scott Hill Editor
Magnus Kim Associate Producer
Anya Kochoff Screenwriter
Ronna Kress Casting
Nicholas Mastandrea Asst. Director
Andrew Menzies Set Decoration/Design
David Newman Score Composer
Greg Orloff Sound Mixer
Anthony D. Parillo Set Decoration/Design
Dana Sano Musical Direction/Supervision
J.C. Spink Producer
Missy Stewart Production Designer
Kevin Tent Editor
James F. Truesdale Art Director
Paula Weinstein Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Widescreen and Fullscreen Versions of the Film
1. Main Titles/Fight Sight
2. Party at the Loft
3. Awkward Coffee Break
4. Replacing a Legend
5. Viola's Fresh Start
6. "Oh My God!"
7. The Perfect Project
8. Setting Up Charlie
9. Wedding Planner?
10. New Roommate
11. Hostile Takeover
12. Turning the Tables
13. Lunchtime Showdown
14. Rehearsal Dinner Shenanigans
15. The Big Day
16. The Original Monster
17. Compromise
18. End Credits

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