almost 7 years
Funnier than it should be (but still not very funny). Like Tyler Perry before Tyler Perry.
Big Momma's House is a 2000 American crime comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl Quarles and Don Rhymer, and starring Martin Lawrence as FBI agent Malcolm Turner. The majority of the film took place in Cartersville, Georgia, but the film was shot on location in California. The prime shooting spots were Los Angeles and Orange County. The film is also notable for being one of very few titles to be released on the EVD video format.
The film begins in an illegal underground dog-fighting arena in Korea, where an FBI agent named John Maxwell (Paul Giamatti) has been identified. He is ordered to be killed by a Korean boss, but is rescued by his undercover colleague and master of disguise, Malcolm Turner (Martin Lawrence). Suddenly, FBI agents storm across the arena. Meanwhile, a criminal named Lester Vesco (Terrence Howard), who was originally serving a life sentence for murder and armed robbery, escapes from his prison cell by killing the doctor and stealing his car....