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Bringing Down the House

Rating:PG-13 (for language, sexual humor and drug material)
Genre:Comedy
Release Date:March 7, 2003
Running time:105 minutes
Cast:Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy, Joan Plowright, Jean Smart
Director:Adam Shankman
Producer:Ashok Amritraj, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman
Writer:Jason Filardi
Distributor:Buena Vista Pictures

Description: Peter Sanderson is a divorced, straight-laced, uptight attorney who still loves his ex-wife and can't figure out what he did wrong to make her leave him. However, Peter's trying to move on, and he's smitten with a brainy, bombshell barrister he's been chatting with online. However, when she comes to his house for their first face-to-face, she isn't refined, isn't Ivy League, and isn't even a lawyer. Instead, it's Charlene, a prison escapee who's proclaiming her innocence and wants Peter to help her clear her name. But Peter wants nothing to do with her, prompting the loud and shocking Charlene to turn Peter's perfectly ordered life upside down, jeopardizing his effort to get back with his wife and woo a billion dollar client. In the end, our unlikely pair has the chance to put each other's lives on higher ground--if they don't end up bringing down the house.

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