MON­STER-IN-LAW (2005) GEM, 8.30PM, M, COM­EDY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Funny ti­tle, right? If you don’t count the sup­port­ing role of Wanda Sykes, then that’s about where the laughs be­gin and end for this hideous ro­man­tic com­edy from Aus­tralian di­rec­tor Robert Luketic ( Legally Blonde). It’s an anatom­i­cally in­cor­rect as­sem­blage of weak ro­mance, roll-your-eyes slap­stick and des­per­ate dia­logue. Jennifer Lopez plays an un­luck­yin-love, free-spir­ited dog walker who bats her eye­lids at a spunky doc­tor (Michael Var­tan) and winds up in a vi­cious war with his de­ranged, elit­ist mother (Jane Fonda, above) for his hand in mar­riage. Af­ter 15 years away from the busi­ness, Fonda ob­vi­ously lost her tal­ent for sniff­ing out a good script. ★★

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