Bringing Down the House

Bringing Down the House

Steve Martin
Director: Adam Shankman Cast: Steve Martin
Steve Martin
, Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
, Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
Adam Shankman

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A man looking for a woman just like himself ends up with someone quite different in this farcical comedy. Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) is a lawyer who is having trouble getting his life back on track after his wife, Kate (Jean Smart), divorces him; he's also adjusting to his new status as a single father. Looking for companionship, Peter tries an internet dating site and virtually meets "lawyer-girl," an attractive and single fellow attorney. Peter makes a date with her, but the woman who arrives at his door turns out to be Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), who not only isn't a lawyer, she turns out to be an escaped convict. Charlene is also a brash and brassy African-American, while Peter is perhaps the most tightly wound white guy in L.A. Charlene explains to Peter that she's strung him along because she's innocent of the crime for which she was convicted, and she needs a top-notch attorney to help prove her case. Peter isn't the least bit interested at first, but Charlene isn't the sort of woman to take "no" for an answer, and in time she wears him down and agrees to help. As Charlene moves into Peter's home, she helps him to loosen up and unleash his inner groove, which quite surprises Kate, and her down-to-earth advice comes in handy for Peter's son and daughter. But Charlene may end up going too far when Peter is asked to entertain Mrs. Arness (Joan Plowright), a wealthy woman looking for a new law firm. Bringing Down the House also features Eugene Levy as Howie, one of Peter's friends who takes a keen interest in Charlene, and Betty White as one of Peter's neighbors.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/2012
UPC: 0786936824216
Original Release: 2003
Rating: PG-13
Source: Touchstone / Disney
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 28,717

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Gag reel; "Breaking Down Bringing Down The House" - Behind the Scenes Featurette; Queen Latifah Music Video "Better Than The Rest"; "The Godfather Of Hop" Featurette - A Close-Up look at Eugene Levy With Tongue Firmly Implanted in Cheek; "Da" Commentary With Director Adam Shankman and Writer Jason Filardi

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Peter Sanderson
Queen Latifah Charlene Morton
Eugene Levy Howie Rosenthal
Joan Plowright Mrs. Arness
Jean Smart Kate
Missi Pyle Ashley
Kimberly J. Brown Sarah Sanderson
Steve Harris Widow
Angus T. Jones Georgey Sanderson
Michael Rosenbaum Todd Gendler
Betty White Mrs. Kline
Michael Ensign Daniel Barnes
Matt Lutz Aaron Blair
Victor Webster Glen
Alonzo Bodden Bear
Sundy Carter Flygirl
Aengus James Mike
Tracey Cherelle Jones Sofia

Technical Credits
Adam Shankman Director
Ashok Amritraj Producer
Anne Fletcher Choreography
Jane Bartelme Executive Producer
Cookie Carosella Associate Producer
Pamela Withers Chilton Costumes/Costume Designer
Linda de Scenna Production Designer
Nancy Deren Set Decoration/Design
Jason Filardi Screenwriter
Jerry Greenberg Editor
David Hoberman Producer
Todd Lieberman Co-producer
Julio Macat Cinematographer
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Ric Mcelvin Set Decoration/Design
Michael McQuarn Musical Direction/Supervision
Jim Nedza Art Director
Queen Latifah Executive Producer
Richard Romig Set Decoration/Design
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Daniel Silverberg Asst. Director
Victoria Thomas Casting

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Bringing Down the House 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a HILARIOUS movie! Its one of the best comedies i have ever seen! Steve martin never failes!!! To bad it isnt out on DVD in Iceland:(
Guest More than 1 year ago
There was alot of comedy in this movie. It kept me on the edge of my seat. There was always something interresting in this movie. Never a doul moment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bringing Down the House is VERY funny and is sure to get laughs!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was hilarious! Eugene Levy and Steve Martin proved that even white folks have soul! And, Missy Piyle was also hilarious as the Ty-Bo-Butt-Kicking WASP! But, let's not forget 'mad' props for The Queen herself (Latifa). I actually feel that the foundation for this movie could produce a sequel! To the whole emsemble, BRAVO!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought it was halarious but it could have used a little more funny stuff!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was one the best most ghetto fabulous movies I have ever seen It includes fun for the whole family Bringing down the House is an awsome movie that every one should own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Regardless of the rave reviews, this has to be one of the worst comedies ever made. The jokes are tired and predictable. The plot seems to have been recycled from much funnier old sitcoms and the racial stereotypes are tame at best and offensive at worst (a 72-year-old rich Southern conservative woman who remembers her family owning slaves??? [Note to scriptwriters: the Civil War was in the 1860's, not the 1960's]). Avoid this overrated tripe at all costs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You will laugh your head off when you watch Bringing Down the House. It will be a long long time before you see a better movie.
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