SHE MET THE PERFECT MAN. THEN SHE MET HIS MOTHER.
Charlotte (Jennifer Lopez) meets dreamboat Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan), but has no idea that his mother, famous and mentally unstable journalist Viola Fields (Jane Fonda), will do anything to separate them. It took 15 years for Fonda to make another movie after Stanley & Iris (1990), but her choice of vehicle is a hysterical comedy that few cared for. Lopez and Vartan let her take charge, and she has amusing moments, although the battle between the mom and the daughter-in-law grows tiresome.
2005-U.S. 95 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Robert Luketic. Cast: Jennifer Lopez (Charlotte), Jane Fonda (Viola Fields), Michael Vartan (Kevin Fields), Wanda Sykes, Adam Scott, Monet Mazur… Will Arnett, Elaine Stritch.
Trivia: Fonda has said that she based her character on her ex-husband, Ted Turner. Mark Ruffalo was allegedly considered for a part.
Quote: “I think you dislocated my vagina.” (Sykes to Fonda after fighting)