Saturday, April 14, 2018

Letter M



MONSTER-IN-LAW-2005


A comedy about a young man who becomes engaged to his loving girlfriend and wants her to meet his mom....a high profile investigative reporter who suffered a meltdown a ways back. Needless to say, mommies dearest dislikes her son’s fiancĂ©e and tries to make life nasty for her future daughter in law but she has met her match.

This was the film Jane Fonda chose to make her comeback because she knew people would see it since the other star is Jennifer Lopez....yup Fonda chose this flick! It also stars Michael (who??) Vartan, known for the tv show, Alias, and the very funny Wanda Sykes and it's my guilty pleasure. This is not a great movie by any means but for some reason, I can watch it over and over again and laugh. I have to commend J-Lo for making herself look bad in one scene since she always has to give the “sexy pout” look in every photo and event you see her in.

29 comments:

  1. Never heard of this film. I must have been truly out of touch that year.

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    1. It’s a fun flick without thinking

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  2. It was fun for what it was indeed, but yeah, not that best film ever.

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  3. I saw this one on TV, and although I'm not a fan of Jane Fonda, I laughed a lot during it. I'm enjoying these so much because they are films I have actually seen and have been made in my lifetime!

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    1. Hahahaaa...I must depress you when I pick the older movies but glad you are enjoying my A to Z and this is a funny movie even if it is mindless

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  4. Ha. Alias fans definitely know about Vartan. But it was clearly Jen Garner's show and the other actors were just along for the ride.

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    1. Yes, I k ow him from Alias and Never Been Kissed.

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    1. Not a big deal but I found it funny and mindless

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  6. I heard about the film, but never had the urge to see it. Besides, I don't get many comedies because my wife generally doesn't like them.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. It’s mindless but fun. I find comedies tough because some people are very specific. My mom was a tough one

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  7. Oh gosh .. those lips! Yugh ... and clever Jane Fonda - to get her coverage ... I haven't seen it either ... but loved the write up - cheers Hilary

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  8. Wasn't one of those movies either Mary or I wanted to see badly enough to go see.

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    1. We saw it on tv but would never pay money for it

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  9. Sounds familiar but I can’t remember anything about it. When was it made?

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    1. It was made in 2005 around the time Jane Fonda came out of hiding

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  10. I saw the trailer just now and like it a lot. JHC Ms. Fonda has a rockin' bod at age 70. I like J-Lo and her accent. I didn't know before she has an accent. Not fair to compare but I like J-Lo and don't like J-La. (Jennifer Lawrence) I heard she did all kinds of things to get famous.
    Mosnter-In-Law represents the better side of Hollywood. It looks hecka funny.

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    1. It is funny and Jane is 80. I did not know that about Jennifer Lawrence but this is typical Hollywood

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  11. I never really watched it even when it was on TV. May I will try next time when it airs. Jui Positive Cookies

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    1. If you don’t want to think, you’re sick or bad weather, then watch it and have fun

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  12. I had forgotten about that movie. It was pretty funny.

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  13. Michael Vartan, sigh... I loved Alias. This movie... I think I saw it. Just not my thing.

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  14. No not heard of it either. Sorry not been around lately.

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  15. This was a funny comedy, and I enjoyed watching all the main actors you mentioned. Just a really good story.

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  16. I saw it many years ago. It wasn't great but it was funnyish.

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