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Man Of The House [DVD]


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  • Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Cedric the Entertainer, Christina Milian, Paula Garcés, Monica Keena
  • Directors: Carol Littleton
  • Producers: Todd Garner, Steven Reuther, Allyn Stewart
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: UCA
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001Q94TN8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,195 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Comedy starring Tommy Lee Jones. Hard-edged Texas Ranger Roland Sharp (Jones) is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin - a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with the young women - possibly the most terrifying assignment in his thirty-year career in law enforcement.

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Let's face it, sometimes you just want to watch some fluff. The ever-expanding subgenre of cheerleader cinema offers dependable fluff, of which Man of the House is a shiny, frivolous example. After a multiethnic cheerleading squad witnesses a mob execution, Texas Ranger Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) is assigned to protect them. That's all you need to know--a formulaic plot follows, but the filmmakers recognizes that the formula is known by all so they doesn't waste time with unnecessary exposition. Instead, we go straight to amusing scenes of Sharp teaching the unruly (and scantily clad) girls some discipline and the girls teaching Sharp to loosen up and forge a better relationship with his estranged daughter. It's a one-joke movie, but thanks to Jones' leathery hound-dog face and cowpoke gravitas, the contrast between the girls and Sharp keeps being funny. Of its kind, Man of the House isn't in the same league as Bring It On (pretty much the ne plus ultra of cheerleader movies), but it's head and shoulders over the likes of Sugar & Spice. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Oct 2005
Format: DVD
I wasn't all that excited about seeing this movie - but it did feature Cedric the Entertainer as well as cheerleaders, so I went ahead and watched it. I knew the film would be pretty stupid - and it was - but I have to admit I was rather pleasantly surprised by Man of the House (and not only because I happily discovered that Monica Keena was also in it). Putting the dour-faced Tommy Lee Jones in the middle of five giddy cheerleaders is definitely good for some laughs, and the characters really started to grow on me after the first half hour of extremely stereotyped characterization finally faded away. Texas Ranger Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) stalks around like he's impervious to any danger, and the cheerleaders are seriously dumbed down when we first meet them - this superficial treatment doesn't do the movie any favors coming out of the gate.
Here's the basic story. Five University of Texas cheerleaders witness the murder of a government witness being sought by Sharp to testify against some high-level criminal. Thus, the girls are the only witnesses that stand in the way of Mr. Moneybags' freedom from prosecution - despite the fact that they can't even begin to come up with a description of the man they saw pull the trigger. Sharp is given the job of protecting the girls, which makes him the girls' newest roommate back on campus. The girls, being silly cheerleaders, don't think they are in danger and balk at everything the ultra-serious Ranger asks them to do. He, of course, has a problem with their skimpy outfits (for reasons I certainly can't fathom), unmentionables in the bathroom, etc.
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I've come across this movie partway through a couple of times now on TV and each time I've caught part of it the scenes I saw were so funny I couldn't stop laughing and my belly hurt from laughing so much .... and that was literally after seeing about 5 minutes of the movie. Admittedly, I haven't seen the whole movie yet but it's sparked my interest enough to buy a DVD of it on here for a good price. In the scenes I saw I thought Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Archer were really good and I think both actors are as good in dramas / thrillers as they are in comedies such as this, which is more than can be said of a lot of actors.

So, I'm ordering a DVD of this now and can't wait to get it so I can watch the movie all the way through! Oh, by the way, I read Astrid's 1 star review on here and, even though everyone's entitled to their own opinions, of course, and everyone has different tastes, I have to say .... Astrid, lighten up love and get a sense of humour! This movie IS very funny, as is evident from most of the positive reviews for it on here, and either it's just not your cup of tea / are totally devoid of a sense of humour and / or you're just a stony faced sourpuss ! !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John Holt on 20 Mar 2014
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Very good! It was interesting to see Tommy Lee Jones performance in a comedy, but still maintaning his "hard man" image. I haven't seen any of his "Men in Black" series, but I'm sure he did as good a job. I'm not a fan of American teenage girls in films, although they did have their moments. A good story all round even though the plot was a little tongue in cheek. Well done, I recommend it to any TLJ's fans!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Feb 2006
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This movie incudes a great cast such as tommy lee jones and christina milian but this film was lacking something. This film doesn't really have a category because it was not a girly girl american cheerleader flick and it wasn't a murder investigation. It has a good plot on the whole but there wasn't much going on, it was very bland and tryed to fill up the time with useless things.
If you like simple mysteries that have you screaming 'it was him! Are you blind?' you will love this.
Give it a try anyways you may find you like it.
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Tommy Lee Jones plays a police officer who protects some cheerleaders from criminals who want the cheerleaders dead because they witnessed a murder.He lives in a house with the cheerleaders and most of the humour of the film comes from the conflict between him and his old-fashioned values and the girls and their youthful outlook on life.Some action at the beginning and end of the film but on the whole a movie that is neither bloody or vulgar and that has subtle wit and well-developed characters and dialogue.
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By Alliandre on 14 Jun 2014
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I really enjoy watching Tommy Lee Jones Character stuck in this position. It is hilarious!!! Action packed and really good chick flick! lol!!!
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By alfieyear on 12 Jan 2014
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well any one who has teenage girls can sympathise with tommy lee in this one ! ITS the usual plot ? man gets shot and the killer thinks he has got away with it.? There is always some body who sees you? In this cases 5 beauties cheer leaders ! so they have to be given protective custody and tommy is the minder pore man ?? they drive him crazy in every way great comedy . his deputies think there boat has come in being assigned with tommy to protect them too.if you like tommy lee jones you should love this!
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