Bringing Down the House
2003
When lonely, divorced lawyer Peter decides to spice up his life with a little online romance, he gets much more than he bargained for in the form of feisty prison inmate named Charlene.

Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

This movie is about as interested in race relations as 'Bruce Almighty' is in theology. Those who accuse it of having too many stereotypes are missing the tone: It's a cartoon. On one hand, it lacks just as much respect for its characters as for the races they represent, giving none of them either a fleeting moment of plausibility nor a single detail that doesn't set up a plot point or a punchline. On the other, it has a dozen funny moments, only ten of which were spoiled by the trailer. Kudos to Martin, Eugene Levy, and Missi Pyle for jobs well done.

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