TAG LINE: This FBI agent is going undercover... and he's concealing more than a weapon.
Those who are thinking about mugging this southern grandma, should think again. (and RUN!) This senior citizen is packing! She's tough, streetwise and smart.
The film itself is packed full of attitude, huge laughs and a great plot. The talented Martin Lawrence plays FBI agent, Malcolm Turner who dons a fat suit, all in the name of justice.
He goes undercover as Hattie Mae Pierce - Known to the community of Cartersville, Georgia as "Big Momma" - A tough southern OAP. Where Malcolm's main goal is to pursue a dangerous criminal, he also has to keep his identity secret.
So, Turner soon finds himself getting lost in the character of big momma. The trouble is that the caring "Big Momma", is a well known and respected member of the community, so its going to be one hell of task. Though I must say, the folks of Cartersville must be thinking their local saint is going a little senile!
The film is full of laughs and witty one liners, though it has a few well placed emotional scenes, the film is light-hearted and makes great family viewing, delivering nothing heavy and overly dramatic.
There is also an essence of suspense in this film. You keep expecting Big Momma's cover to be blown, but then only finding yourself laughing at the escape tactics used by Malcolm.
This film stands out as one to watch, amongst the other comedies of the early 21st Century.
The only real disappointment is when the end credits begin to roll, But at the same time you are probably wishing your grandma was as hip!