Bringing Down the House
Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) is a divorced workaholic L.A. lawyer trying to forget his ex-wife (Jean Smart). Successful but lonely, Peter... Read More
Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) is a divorced workaholic L.A. lawyer trying to forget his ex-wife (Jean Smart). Successful but lonely, Peter falls for an online chat buddy and is eager to meet his dream girl, until he meets the real woman behind the screen name and realizes she is nothing like he thought. Instead of a svelte blonde businesswoman he comes face to face with Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), a sassy African-American ex-con who is eager to infiltrate Peter's stereotypically uptight white suburban world. Charlene wants Peter to defend her and prove she's innocent of a crime that she didn't commit but Peter wants nothing to do with the fast-talking homegirl. However, Peter's geeky best friend Howie (Eugene Levy) feels different and begins to woo the voluptuous diva with "hip" street lingo and hysterically deadpan come-ons. Soon enough, Charlene is shacked up in Peter's palatial estate, throwing wild parties, and opening his eyes to life, love and infectious freedom. Steve Martin and Queen Latifa... Minimize
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|Stars||Queen Latifah, Steve Martin|
|Actors||Betty White, Eugene Levy, Jean Smart, Joan Plowright|
|Available Formats||DVD: EZ-D (Disposable Rental), DVD: Full Frame, DVD: Widescreen, VHS|
|UPC||786936208009, 786936208290, 786936227130, 786936228830|
|Subgenre||Dating • Prison|
|MPAA Rating||PG-13 (MPAA)|
|Running Time||1hr 45min|
|Professional Reviews||(02/24/2003, p.43-51, Todd McCarthy): "...There are certainly good laughs to be had...", (12/01/2003, p.113, Total Film Staff): "...The CHICAGO co-star rules the roost with her brassy attitude..."|
Product Review Summary
40 Reviews from Epinions.com
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Mar 18, 2013
Steve and Queen are Bringing Down the House
Pros: You'll laugh til your guts hurt...
Cons: Techinically, there is a Con in this film...
Mar 22, 2003
Bringing UP the Reviews
Pros: Funny ethnic jokes Funny! Steve Martin dancing to RAP!
Cons: Maybe TOO many racist jokes
Apr 13, 2003
Steve Martin + Queen Latifah = HILARIOUS!
Pros: Too funny!
Mar 25, 2003
Latifah and that high class grandma are bringing nice smooth humor
Pros: It's funny
Cons: Too short time
Apr 17, 2003
Bringing Down The House
Pros: This must be Steve Martins best film in over a decade.
Cons: Too many things can be told just by seeing the commercial.
Aug 23, 2008
Queen Latifah And Steve Martin Are Hilarious In This Movie
Pros: Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy
By: dragonfire88 in Movies at Epinions.com
Jan 10, 2006
Steve Martin and Queen Latifah are Bringing Down the House
Pros: Martin, Latifah, Levy. Funny, entertaining movie.
Cons: Could have been funnier. Racial jokes could offend some viewers.
By: flamepillar in Movies at Epinions.com
Mar 9, 2003
Hey, who are you doing here?
Pros: Great acting, lots going on, and some pretty hilarious jokes!
Cons: Some may find the blatant racial slurs offensive (duh).
Aug 16, 2006
The Jerk and the Queen Make a Winning Team
Pros: Martin, Latifah and Levy
Cons: too much racial humor
Mar 9, 2003
I Got This Outfit From Yo' Mama...Bringing Down The House
Pros: funny, great acting, famous names, overall plot
Cons: not really what I was expecting, a bit predictable