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Description

An uptight lawyer who is a divorced father of two, Peter Sanderson 'meets' a beautiful single lawyer on an internet dating site. The pair agrees to meet up in person and Peter gets quite a shock when Charlene Morton turns up at his door. Charlene is an African-American woman who has recently escaped from prison and not the buxom blonde lawyer that she pretended to be... Charlene needs Peter's help to prove that she didn't commit the crime that she was convicted of...

Product Details

Barcode
6003805032195
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Oct 2003
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Region
Region 2
Year
2003
Language
English
Studio
Walt Disney Pictures
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Bringing Down the House
Release Year
2003
Running Time
105 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Crime / Dating / Live-Action / Love Affairs / Prison / Romance / Theatrical Release
Ratings
IMDb
5.6
Rotten TomatoesĀ®
34% 49%
Metacritic
39
Synopsis
Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) is a divorced workaholic L.A. lawyer trying to forget his ex-wife (Jean Smart). Successful but lonely, Peter falls for an online chat buddy and is eager to meet his dream girl, until he meets the real woman behind the screen name and realizes she is nothing like he thought. Instead of a svelte blonde businesswoman he comes face to face with Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), a sassy African-American ex-con who is eager to infiltrate Peter's stereotypically uptight white suburban world. Charlene wants Peter to defend her and prove she's innocent of a crime that she didn't commit but Peter wants nothing to do with the fast-talking homegirl. However, Peter's geeky best friend Howie (Eugene Levy) feels different and begins to woo the voluptuous diva with "hip" street lingo and hysterically deadpan come-ons. Soon enough, Charlene is shacked up in Peter's palatial estate, throwing wild parties, and opening his eyes to life, love and infectious freedom. Steve Martin and Queen Latifah are a fresh and dynamic comic team in this hysterical spin on the black-white buddy comedy that is a mixture of PRETTY WOMAN and THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR.
Notes
Theatrical release: March 7, 2003
Poster
Poster for Bringing Down the House
Cast & Crew
Director
Adam Shankman
Star
Queen Latifah / Eugene Levy / Steve Martin / Joan Plowright / Jean Smart / Betty White
Screenwriter
Jason Filardi
Composer
Lalo Schifrin
Executive Producer
Jane Bartelme / Queen Latifah
Producer
Ashok Amritraj / David Hoberman
Director of Photography
Julio Macat
Movie Critics
Total Film
"...The CHICAGO co-star rules the roost with her brassy attitude..."
Total Film Staff (1 Dec 2003, p.113)
Variety
"...There are certainly good laughs to be had..."
Todd McCarthy (24 Feb 2003, p.43-51)
Wall Street Journal
"[The] rap star turned actress turned movie star makes the most of every moment on screen. She doesn't steal scenes; she simply dominates them."
(13 Jan 2012, )