Cast: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Emily Procter, Zachary Levi, Mark Moses
Director: John Whitesell
Screenplay: Don Rhymer
Rated: M moderate sexual references
Running Time: 99 Minutes
The Momma Of All Comedies Is Back
Martin Lawrence returns as FBI agent Malcolm Turner, a master of disguise who again goes deep, deep undercover as the corpulent septuagenarian "Big Momma." To avert a national security disaster, Big Momma becomes a nanny housekeeper in the suspect's household - only to find him/herself becoming attached to the three children of the dysfunctional clan.
"Big Momma's House 2" is essentially a one-joke movie - Martin Lawrence is FBI agent Malcolm Turner who goes undercover again as Hattie Mae Pierce aka Big Momma and in this second instalment he spends the majority of the movie playing Big Momma in a case of hidden identity and its ensuing mix-ups.
Malcolm Turner has promised his wife Sherry (Nia Long) that he'll only work at a desk job as the birth of their child is imminent, but when one of his colleagues is murdered, Malcolm just can't help himself and goes undercover as Big Momma, playing nanny in the Fuller household as the father is mixed-up in a national security risk. Big Momma soon becomes involved emotionally with the three Fuller children and their mother and he soon becomes a pivotal figure for the family.
A series of improbable situations lets Lawrence run loose with his performance as Big Momma with some of the events actually rising above total banality and into a mildly amusing category but for the most part this is a series of predictable proceedings.
"Big Momma's House 2" is also very cliché riddled including the inept FBI agent, the child computer hacker with the big mouth and a father inadvertently involved in corrupt business who doesn't know how to be a father to his three dysfunctional
If you enjoyed Big Momma's House (2000), then this sequel will be sure to please, as it is more of the same, if you haven't seen the first movie just don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed. Mostly, this is harmless and sometimes even entertaining.
Rating : **