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* HateSink: Ashley, Peter's conniving, manipulative, gold digging, racist, alcoholic, self-absorbed sister-in-law. She brings absolutely nothing to the movie aside from being a gigantic bitch most of the characters can't stand, and to showcase Charlene's toughness when she kicks her ass in the country club bathroom.

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* HateSink: Ashley, Peter's conniving, manipulative, gold digging, racist, alcoholic, self-absorbed ex sister-in-law. She brings absolutely nothing to the movie aside from being a gigantic bitch most of the characters can't stand, and to showcase Charlene's toughness when she kicks her ass in the country club bathroom.


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* CatFight: Missi Pyle vs Queen Latifah

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* %%* CatFight: Missi Pyle vs Queen Latifah



* FirstFatherWins

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* JiveTurkey: Steve Martin does it.
* MagicalNegro: Charlene swoops into Peter's life and loosens him up.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Again, Charlene's effect on Peter.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Queen Latifah pretending to be the servant.
** Beyond that, she's demonstrated that she's just as capable at acting "white bread" and "W.A.S.P."-y as Peter and his associates, but that's not who she is.

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* %%* JiveTurkey: Steve Martin does it.
* %%* MagicalNegro: Charlene swoops into Peter's life and loosens him up.
* %%* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Again, Charlene's effect on Peter.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: ObfuscatingStupidity:
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Queen Latifah pretending to be the servant.
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servant. Beyond that, she's demonstrated that she's just as capable at acting "white bread" and "W.A.S.P."-y as Peter and his associates, but that's not who she is.



** [[spoiler:For Clarification, The cell phone was ((titanium?)) cased, which explains why it worked [a plastic cellphone case would not have stopped the bullet]]]



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

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

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* {{Wedgie}}: At the end of Charlene and Ashley's CatFight, Charlene wins after she knocks Ashley out and hangs her on a hook in the bathroom by her bathing suit.


* ScaryBlackMan: Widow (Queen Latifah's ex). [[spoiler: He framed her for the robbery that got her put in prison.]]

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* ScaryBlackMan: Widow (Queen Latifah's (Charlene’s ex). [[spoiler: He framed her for the robbery that got her put in prison.]]


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 (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).

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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), (Creator/JoanPlowright), an eccentric billionaire, to bring her business to his firm, as well as competitive colleagues and bosses. His neighbor, Mrs. Kline (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) (Creator/JeanSmart) and children (KimberlyJBrown (Creator/KimberlyJBrown and AngusTJones).
Creator/AngusTJones).


* CainAndAbel: Ashley's the Cain to Kate's Abel, with no explanation how Ashley turned out to be such a humongous, racist GoldDigger while Kate... didn't.



* {{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.

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* {{Jerkass}}: HateSink: Ashley, Peter's conniving, manipulative, gold digging, racist, alcoholic, self-absorbed sister-in-law. She may also count as a HateSink since she offers brings absolutely nothing to the movie except aside from being a giant bitch.gigantic bitch most of the characters can't stand, and to showcase Charlene's toughness when she kicks her ass in the country club bathroom.
* {{Jerkass}}: Literally the only person in the movie whom Ashley isn't nasty to is Kate.



* ScaryBlackMan: Widow (Queen Latifah's ex)

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* ScaryBlackMan: Widow (Queen Latifah's ex)ex). [[spoiler: He framed her for the robbery that got her put in prison.]]


* 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.

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* DoubleEntendre: The club that Peter, Charlene, and Howie catch Widdow Widow 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.


Not to be confused with the book of the same name, which was adapted into the movie [[Film/TwentyOne 21]].

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Not to be confused with the book of the same name, which was adapted into the movie [[Film/TwentyOne 21]].''[[Film/TwentyOne 21]]''.


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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.


** Mrs. Arness could count too, though she's more ignorant than racist.


* WhyDoYouHateTheDog: Peter as the Middle Aged White Guy and Charlene as the disruption that everyone adores.


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.


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.

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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.

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