Bringing down the House

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Bringing Down the House ★★ 2003 (PG-13)

Straitlaced divorced lawyer Martin makes an online date and winds up with parolee Queen Latifah, who proceeds to turn his life upside-down in her quest to get him to help her prove her innocence. Moments of inspired comedy have everything to do with the talents of Martin and Latifah, and little to do with script or direction. Levy makes the most of his sidekick role. May play better on the small screen. 105m/C VHS, DVD . US Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy, Jean Smart, Angus T. Jones, Kimberly J. Brown, Joan Plowright, Missi Pyle, Steve Harris, Michael Rosenbaum, Betty White; D: Adam Shankman; W: Jason Filardi; C: Julio Macat; M: Lalo Schifrin.