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USA: New Line Cinema
UK: Entertainment Film Distributors
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, Wanda Sykes, Adam Scott, Annie Parisse, Monet Mazur, Will Arnett, Amber Mead, Jenny Wade, Stephanie Turner, John Aylward, Lorenzo Caccialanza, Stephen Dunham, Monica Guiza, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Gianfranco Tordi L'Amore, Madison Poer, Marissa Poer, Kellee Stewart, Elaine Stritch, Olivia Usey, Tyson Weihe
Director: Robert Luketic
USA & UK: 101 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sex references and language
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate language and sex references
USA Release Date: 13 May 2005
UK Release Date: 13 May 2005
Friend or foe? Extended family or extended enmity? Lifelong benefactor or life-threatening antagonist? Beloved or bedevilled... well, you get the point. It's a universal given that no one is more feared or placated than the insufferable few that earn the dreaded moniker "Monster-in-Law."
After years of looking for Mr. Right, Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini (Lopez) finally finds the man of her dreams, Kevin Fields (Vartan), only to discover that his mother, Viola (Fonda), is the woman of her nightmares. A recently fired national news anchor who is afraid she will lose her son the way she has just lost her career, Viola determines to scare off her son's new fiance by becoming the world's worst mother-in-law. While Viola's long-time assistant Ruby (Sykes) does her best to help Viola execute her crazy schemes, Charlie decides to fight back and the gloves come off as the two women battle it out to see just who is the alpha-female.
Directed by Robert Luketic (LEGALLY BLONDE), MONSTER-IN-LAW is produced by Paula Weinstein, Chris Bender and JC Spink. The screenplay is by Anya Kochoff and the film is executive produced by Michael Flynn. MONSTER-IN-LAW, a comedy, stars Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan and Wanda Sykes. The film is a Benderspink and Spring Creek production.