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Bringing Down The House
Bringing Down The House (2003)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Steve Martin Peter Sanderson
Queen Latifah Charlene Morton
Eugene Levy Howie Rottman
Joan Plowright Mrs. Arness
Jean Smart Kate Sanderson
Kimberly J. Brown Sarah Sanderson
Angus T. Jones Georgey Sanderson
Missi Pyle Ashley
Michael Rosenbaum Todd Gendler
Betty White Mrs. Kline
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Adam Shankman
Producer Ashok Amritraj; David Hoberman
Writer Jason Filardi
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 105 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.6
The pleasingly contrasting comic styles of Queen Latifah and Steve Martin bring some energy to Bringing Down the House, a hopelessly formulaic comedy. Martin plays Peter, an uptight lawyer too obsessed with work to spend quality time with his kids. Into his life comes Queen Latifah as Charlene, an escaped convict who threatens to wreck his relationship with a wealthy but arch-conservative client (Joan Plowright, in high dudgeon) if Peter won't take up her case. Of course, Latifah's exuberant ways enchant his kids and bring out a looser, livelier side of Peter, all in a series of scenes so standard they hardly register. Thank goodness for Eugene Levy; as one of Peter's law partners with a taste for Charlene's bodacious brand of sexy, Levy's ingenious transformation from nebbish to loverman is the movie's secret weapon, stealthily planting comic explosions amidst the modest rice-krispie-crackle of the stale plot. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 613
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 786936227130
Release Date 8/5/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Anamorphic Closed-captioned Color Dolby Widescreen NTSC