It's hard to say who will win this weekend at the box office. Defamer predicts Will Ferrell's Kicking and Screaming will beat J.Lo/J.Fo's Monster-In-Law by about $6M.
Box Office Mojo says its the other way around and I have to agree as much as people like the goofy humor of Will Farrell (Elf did shockingly well), I think Jane Fondaâ€™s return to the big screen will get the baby boomers off the couch and into the multiplexes this weekend.
I saw Monster-In-Law at a screening last week and it was surprising hilarious and super cheesy at the same time. The crowd was definitely pleased. You will laugh at loud if you see this movie - read more you will also cringe a few times when the script is so bad that you are unsure if they are intentionally trying to be cheesy or not.
The movie belongs to Jane Fonda and Wanda Sykes. J.Lo and Michael Varton are fine and cute but the real laughs come when Fonda is on the screen. She looks amazing and maybe it's just refreshing to see an older lady with wrinkles instead of a robot face. I will also admit I am too young to remember her old movies so maybe that's why it was so much fun to watch her. She was fabulous.
Wanda Sykes was the screening last week and she was just a riot. She had the place cracking up non-stop. She confirmed that J.Lo is not a diva and nothing weird went down when Ben Affleck's ex and Jennifer Garner's ex were working together. So weird.
Either way, if you go to the movies this Friday the 13th weekend - you can laugh instead of be scared.