Release date:May 13, 2005

Studio:New Line Cinema

Director:Robert Luketic

MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for sex references and language)


Starring:Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, Wanda Sykes, Adam Scott


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Plot Summary:

After years of looking for Mr. Right, Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini (Jennifer Lopez) finally finds the man of her dreams (Michael Vartan) only to discover that his mother (Jane 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 Fields determines to scare off her son's new fiancé by becoming the world's worst mother-in-law. While Viola's long-time assistant Ruby (Wanda Sykes) does her best to help Viola execute her crazy schemes, Charlie decides to fight back and the gloves come off as the women battle it out to see just who is the alpha-female.