Big Mommas Like Father Like Son

Quite how this flaccid, one-joke crime-comedy franchise even got off the ground is a mystery. Yet here we are again – 11 years after the first – with a third clumsy scenario. Martin Lawrence again plays the FBI agent who goes undercover dressed up as a big-assed, take-no-shit soul mother. But the joke this time also involves his rap-star-wannabe son Trent (Brandon T Jackson) dragging up and tagging along on a case involving a trio of gun-toting hoods and a mysterious USB stick hidden inside a drama school for girls. Having enrolled in one the school’s courses, Trent masquerades as Big Momma’s niece, befriends music student Haley (Jessica Lucas) and falls for her. At which juncture the film slips into a retread of ‘Tootsie’. Couldn’t the writers have come up with something less contrived and a little funnier? And if you’re going to have someone dress up as a clichéd southern blues matriarch, at least have the decency to keep it plausible. There is one decent scene – a ‘Fame’-like singsong – but that’s about it.

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Wednesday February 16 2011
Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Whitesell
Cast: Martin Lawrence
Brandon T. Jackson
Jessica Lucas

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:6
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:2
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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eezy

the comment below i made was a stuff up but the real thing is:this movie is great!!!big momma gets bashed up really bad she brakes everything while fighting. i loved the part in the art room i actually wet my pant i am not lying it is the best i prefer this movie to everyone!!! its a must see movie (:

eezy

the comment below i made was a stuff up but the real thing is:this movie is great!!!big momma gets bashed up really bad she brakes everything while fighting. i loved the part in the art room i actually wet my pant i am not lying it is the best i prefer this movie to everyone!!! its a must see movie (:

eezy

this movie is a crack up big momma gets bashed up the part in the art romm i wet my pant!!!!!

eezy

this movie is a crack up big momma gets bashed up the part in the art romm i wet my pant!!!!!

sharon

it is very intresting from the comady I also love showcase derby and manchester great.

sharon

it is very intresting from the comady I also love showcase derby and manchester great.

andrew

why do these ppl always think it is boring i am going to see it if i see another bad comment im going to say GET A LIFE!!!!

andrew

why do these ppl always think it is boring i am going to see it if i see another bad comment im going to say GET A LIFE!!!!

Amy

This film was great i really enjoyed it i went to see it with my mam my sister who is 12 and i am 15 i didnt expect it to be good but i was very wrong. It was very funny and just plain great i would deffo recomend this film. When i went to see it there was all ages in there deffo a one for the family :)

Amy

This film was great i really enjoyed it i went to see it with my mam my sister who is 12 and i am 15 i didnt expect it to be good but i was very wrong. It was very funny and just plain great i would deffo recomend this film. When i went to see it there was all ages in there deffo a one for the family :)

big moma like father like

SAME AS ABOUVE BUT READ EXTRA BIT AT BOTTOM Quite how this flaccid, one-joke crime-comedy franchise even got off the ground is a mystery. Yet here we are again – 11 years after the first – with a third clumsy scenario. Martin Lawrence again plays the FBI agent who goes undercover dressed up as a big-assed, take-no-shit soul mother. But the joke this time also involves his rap-star-wannabe son Trent (Brandon T Jackson) dragging up and tagging along on a case involving a trio of gun-toting hoods and a mysterious USB stick hidden inside a drama school for girls. Having enrolled in one the school’s courses, Trent masquerades as Big Momma’s niece, befriends music student Haley (Jessica Lucas) and falls for her. At which juncture the film slips into a retread of ‘Tootsie’. Couldn’t the writers have come up with something less contrived and a little funnier? And if you’re going to have someone dress up as a clichéd southern blues matriarch, at least have the decency to keep it plausible. There is one decent scene – a ‘Fame’-like singsong – but that’s about it. FILM SOUNDS OK SAW THE TRAILER LOOKES FUNNY BUT THEY USALY PUT THE FUNNIEST BIT ON AS THE TRAILER. DUNNO WEATHER I SAHOULD GO SEE IT WHAT DO U THINK? THERE MIGHT BE MORE BETTER FILMS OUT ASWELL