Look, it was bad. I didn't want to see it. Laura didn't want to see it. But they weren't showing anything else, watching a movie seemed like the sort of relaxing thing we wanted to do, and we were in Moose Lake, which is the Minnesota equivalent of Podunk, Iowa. Except I think Podunk is bigger. Ok, actually, I just did a search, and it turns out there is no city in Iowa by the name of Podunk. In fact, "Podunk, Iowa" has just entered into our language as a phrase which means "nowhere". Well, crap. That means Moose Lake is bigger.
But Moose Lake is still pretty small. They've got a movie theater, but the only show they had this weekend was Monster-in-Law. Well, so I'd heard on the radio that it was supposed to be a funny movie. I mean, it had J-Lo, so I figured it couldn't be awesome. But I thought maybe for that "here's-a-stupid-plot-where-characters-torment-each-other-and-learn-some-sentimental-truth-at-the-end-of-the-film" genre, that it could be ok. Maybe it was a bad movie done well.
It was not.
I won't bore you with any details of the film, but the sappy parts were ridiculous and stupid, the characters were unbelievable and stupid, and the humor was non-existant and stupid.
In fact, the high-point of the film - and I'm not kidding here - was Wanda Sykes. That's how bad a movie this was. The least funny, and most obnoxious, comedian I have ever seen was the best part of the movie.
In fact, I'm entering this movie into that class of films which are here-to-fore deemed unwatchable and which I am ashamed to admit I have ever seen. So far, there are only two movies in this class: The Perfect Storm, and now Monster-in-Law. Yes, it was that bad.
But at least I've now learned that Podunk, Iowa doesn't exist.
I give it an F.