Bringing Down the House Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 7278

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 85

Theatrical Release Date: 03/07/2003

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Adam Shankman

Actors: Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy, Joan Plowright, Angus T. Jones, Jean Smart

Plot: A divorced attorney, trying to figure out why his marriage fell apart, finds himself turning to an online relationship. But far from the Ivy Leage lawyer he thought he was chatting with, he winds up with Charlene, an escaped con looking to clear her name. His finds his well-ordered life suddenly turned upside down as both his personal and professional life are affected. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans - wrote on 03/31/2012

Very few laughs.

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SIngli6 - wrote on 08/11/2011

Cliched, predictable, and very, very enjoyable. Steve Martin is really a very natural comedian!

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Allison - wrote on 09/20/2007

Unfortunately, this looked funny, but wasn't good at all. There wasn't even one good laugh, which is disappointing because I like both actors. Everything worth viewing was already in the previews. The plot started out good, but then went downhill real quick!

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Uptight white folks collide with black pop culture

MovieAddict - wrote on 04/06/2012

Bringing down the House stars Steve Martin, Queen Latifah and a delightful Eugene Levy who delivers a good performance as the man who just can't get enough of the Queen.


A divorced tax attorney finds himself lonely after his divorce and surfs a legal chat room where he meets lawyer girl. He takes her to be a slim white blonde and sets up a date, only to find that Charlene is actually a giant bodacious black felon who refuses to leave until he helps her clear her record, causing trouble with his ultra-conservative bosses and neighbours. The always funny Betty White is here too playing the ultimate white racist snob neighbour with some great lines and a pasty smile. Situations involved were hilarious at times and there are some funny and touching moments between Martin and The …

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