History Film / BringingDownTheHouse

26th Nov '15 7:45:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhyDoYouHateTheDog: Peter as the Middle Aged White Guy and Charlene as the disruption that everyone adores.
26th Nov '15 7:42:39 AM Morgenthaler
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On a budget of $35 million the film became a surprise hit. It earned $132.6 million in the United States and an international gross of $32 million, bringing its worldwide gross to $164.6 million. As of March 2009, it is ranked #231 of the All Time Top Grossing USA Motion Pictures.
7th Aug '15 12:21:43 AM mongol
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Bringing Down the House is a 2003 American comedy film, written by JasonFilardi and directed by AdamShankman. The film stars Creator/SteveMartin and Music/QueenLatifah.

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Bringing '''Bringing Down the House House''' is a 2003 American comedy film, written by JasonFilardi and directed by AdamShankman. The film stars Creator/SteveMartin and Music/QueenLatifah.
27th Feb '15 12:25:10 AM SuperLlama
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* TotallyRadical: An attempted aversion, since the writers made up a lot of their own slang rather than risk dating the movie with pre-existing slang.
27th Feb '15 12:22:57 AM SuperLlama
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* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Peter attempts to blend in when he sneaks into The Down Low to meet with Widow. Being a greying old man dressed like a teenaged hoodlum, it works about as well as you'd expect.
27th Feb '15 12:18:04 AM SuperLlama
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** Peter putting on his best PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy act when he sneaks into The Down Low.
31st Dec '14 6:23:25 PM libertpaulian
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* DoubleEntendre: The club that Peter, Charlene, and Howie catch Widdow and his gang at is called "The Down Low." The term "Down Low" is slang in the African-American community for black men who are closeted homosexuals and have to be discreet in their sexual or romantic pursuits of men.
6th May '14 9:37:06 AM storyyeller
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Not to be confused with the book of the same name, which was adapted into the movie [[Film/TwentyOne 21]].
27th Nov '13 4:51:14 PM NowhereLad
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* {{Jerkass}}: Ashley, Peter's conniving, manipulative, gold digging, racist, alcoholic, self-absorbed sister-in-law. She may also count as a HateSink since she offers nothing to the movie except being a giant bitch.
1st Nov '13 7:55:36 PM nombretomado
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Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) is a workaholic tax attorney corresponding with an online friend known only as "lawyer-girl." On their first blind date, Peter learns that "lawyer-girl" is Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), a plus-sized, wrongfully convicted bank robber claiming her innocence who wants Peter's help in getting the charges dropped. Peter also must deal with Virginia Arness (JoanPlowright), an eccentric billionaire, to bring her business to his firm, as well as competitive colleagues and bosses. His neighbor, Mrs. Kline (BettyWhite), who happens to be a sister of one of the senior partners, is a nosy bigot. Peter attempts to juggle these issues as well as reconcile with his estranged wife (JeanSmart) and children (KimberlyJBrown and AngusTJones).

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Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) is a workaholic tax attorney corresponding with an online friend known only as "lawyer-girl." On their first blind date, Peter learns that "lawyer-girl" is Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), a plus-sized, wrongfully convicted bank robber claiming her innocence who wants Peter's help in getting the charges dropped. Peter also must deal with Virginia Arness (JoanPlowright), an eccentric billionaire, to bring her business to his firm, as well as competitive colleagues and bosses. His neighbor, Mrs. Kline (BettyWhite), (Creator/BettyWhite), who happens to be a sister of one of the senior partners, is a nosy bigot. Peter attempts to juggle these issues as well as reconcile with his estranged wife (JeanSmart) and children (KimberlyJBrown and AngusTJones).



* RacistGrandma: The next door neighbor (played by BettyWhite).

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* RacistGrandma: The next door neighbor (played by BettyWhite).Creator/BettyWhite).
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