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Cast of Monster in Law: What They Don’t Want You to Know

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Cast of Monster in Law: Monster-in-Law is a 2005 comedy film starring Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda and Michael Vartan1. Lopez stars as Charlotte “Charlie” Cantillini who falls for Dr. Kevin Fields played by Vartan1. Fonda plays Viola Fields who attempts to destroy their relationship.

Monster-in-Law was directed and written by Robert Luketic and Anya Kochoff and marked Jane Fonda’s cinematic return after 15 years since her last feature film Stanley & Iris was released in 19903. Although generally poorly received by critics (who praised Fonda but panned the screenplay and Lopez performance), Monster-in-Law proved an outstanding box office success, grossing $154 Million with only $43 Million budget.

Cast of Monster in Law: Reveals the Secrets Behind the Scenes

Cast of Monster-in-Law
Cast of Monster-in-Law

Plot Summary

Charlie, an ambitious fashion designer from Venice Beach, California meets Kevin, an established doctor. At first she suspects Kevin of being Gay due to information provided by Fiona about him; but after Kevin asked Charlie out on a date it gave Charlie hope of finding “The One.”

Cast of Monster in Law
Cast of Monster in Law

Things begin to unravel quickly when Kevin introduces his mother Viola – an accomplished former newscaster-turned talk host recently replaced by someone younger – to Charlie. Viola quickly dislikes Charlie upon meeting her; when Kevin proposes, Viola becomes even more upset, fearful that both of her sons could also be lost to someone younger; Viola quickly dislikes Charlie but becomes distraught when Kevin proposes and fears losing both sons as well as career; in her distress she turns to Ruby and Fiona for help to break up their relationship and break it apart.

Cast of Monster in Law
Cast of Monster in Law

At the engagement party, Viola and Fiona planned for Fiona kissing Kevin as he dressed in his room, upsetting Charlie who felt out of place in Kevin’s world – as planned by Viola and Fiona. To drive Charlie further mad with her antics Viola pretended she had experienced an anxiety attack while Kevin attended a medical conference; hoping her antics would further upset Charlie as planned by Viola. When Charlie realized their plan she took revenge by destroying Viola’s bedroom and switching up antipsychotic medication which had been replaced with vitamin C tablets by Viola before finally confronting Viola to move out permanently.

Cast of Monster in Law
Cast of Monster in Law

At her wit’s end, Viola devises a plan to prevent Charlie’s wedding by tricking him into eating nuts during the rehearsal dinner and inducing an allergic reaction which results in his face swelling up severely, only for it to subside by morning. On wedding day itself however, Viola arrives wearing an extravagant white gown instead of the custom peach colored one Charlie had designed specifically for her; leading them into a violent confrontation; she refuses to accept Charlie and declares she will never be good enough for Kevin.

Cast of Monster in Law
Cast of Monster in Law

Kevin overhears their argument and realizes just how much Viola has been interfering in his life, prompting him to confront Viola about it and demand she accept or leave Charlie alone; leaving behind his mother to search for Charlie instead. Meanwhile, Ruby confesses to Viola that she had always had feelings for Charlie but wasn’t showing it; telling Viola she needs to let go and find happiness on her own rather than waiting around and waiting around on Kevin alone.

Cast of Monster in Law
Cast of Monster in Law

Kevin locates Charlie at the beach where they first met, apologizes for his mother’s behavior and announces to her his intention of marrying her no matter what. Charlie accepts Kevin’s apology and accepts their marriage proposal; both return to their wedding location for exchanging vows and kisses.

Cast of Monster in Law
Cast of Monster in Law

Viola arrives late but sees their happiness, realizing she had made mistakes about Charlie which led her to give them another chance; she apologizes to both Charlie and Kevin before reconciling with each of them and giving them her blessing. Finally, Viola announces her landing a job producing talk show talk show production and dating another younger man much to Charlie and Kevin’s amusement. The film ends with Viola’s announcement of landing a producer job on a new talk show as producer while simultaneously dating someone much younger – much to Charlie’s and Kevin’s amusement.

Cast and characters

Cast of Monster-in-Law
Cast of Monster-in-Law

1. Jennifer Lopez |Cast of Monster in Law

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

She stars as Charlotte “Charlie” Cantillini, an assistant dog walker/yoga instructor/aspiring fashion designer who falls for Kevin.

2. Jane Fonda |Cast of Monster in Law

Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda

She stars as Viola Fields, Kevin’s overbearing mother who works to undermine Charlie and Kevin’s romance.

3. Michael Vartan |Cast of Monster in Law

Michael Vartan instagram
Michael Vartan instagram

He portrays Dr. Kevin Fields, Viola’s son who proposes to Charlie23Wanda Sykes stars as Ruby, Viola’s loyal assistant who assists her with her schemes before realizing that she likes Charlie instead. After this discovery she quits her job.

4. Adam Scott |Cast of Monster in Law

Adam Scott
Adam Scott

He plays Remy, Charlie’s gay friend and roommate who stands by her during her relationship with Kevin

5. Monet Mazur |Cast of Monster in Law

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Monet Mazur instagram

She plays Fiona, Kevin’s vindictive ex-girlfriend who attempts to ruin his relationship with Charlie23. Annie Parisse stars as Morgan who is married to Kit and will Arnett as Kit – two friends of Charlie married each other.

6. Elaine Stritch |Cast of Monster in Law

Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch

She plays Gertrude Fields, Viola’s mother-in-law and Kevin’s grandmother who dislikes Viola while favoring Charlie23. Stephen Dunham portrays Dr. Paul Chamberlain who is drawn to Viola.

FAQ: The Ultimate Guide To Your Questions

Q: What genre is Monster-in-Law?

A: Monster-in-Law is a comedy film about the relationship between an unmarried woman and her future mother-in-law, both of whom she may one day meet for the first time.

Q: When was Monster-in-Law released?

A: Monster-in-Law was released for sale in both Germany and the United States on May 13, 2005.

Q: How did Monster-in-Law perform at the box office?

A: Monster-in-Law was an overwhelming box office success, earning $154 million worldwide against its $43 million budget.

Q: How have Monster-in-Law reviews been received?

A: Monster-in-Law was met with mostly negative reviews from critics, though many praised Jane Fonda’s performance but criticized its screenplay, direction, and Jennifer Lopez’s acting abilities. Rotten Tomatoes gave it 17% approval out of 161 reviews with an average rating of 4.1/10; their consensus reads as follows: While Jane Fonda “steals the movie” with her return to screen acting despite an ineffective script providing little room to work within. Likewise Metacritic scored it 31 out of 100 on 38 reviews giving an indication of “generally unfavorable reviews”. Metacritic gave it 31 out of 100 out of 100 total scores which indicated generally unfavorable reviews among 38 reviews totalling to give audiences.

Q: Is Monster-in-Law based on true events?

A: Monster-in-Law is not based on any actual events; rather it is an imagined narrative film inspired by writer Anya Kochoff’s personal experiences with her mother-in-law.

Q: Is There a Sequel to Monster-in-Law?

A: No sequel exists for Monster-in-Law; however, in 2015 it was reported that Fox was developing a TV series based on it with Kochoff returning as writer and executive producer. The series would follow an idyllic couple as they deal with their husband’s crazy mother moving in – however the project never progressed and was eventually scrapped.

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