This Big Momma Wears a Bit Thin

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Big Momma's House 2 (Cert PG, 94 mins, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Comedy, also available to buy DVD pounds 15.99/DVD double pack with original Big Momma's House pounds 19.99).

Starring: Martin Lawrence, Emily Procter, Nia Long, Jascha Washington, Mark Moses, Kat Dennings, Chloe Grace Moretz, Trevor and Preston Shores.

Six years ago, FBI agent Malcolm Turner (Lawrence) went deep undercover, donning a body suit and floral tent dresses to impersonate a buxom septuagenarian and capture a bank robber.

When national security is threatened again, this time by a computer worm created by programmer Tom Fuller (Moses), Malcolm dusts off his gravity-defying disguise to take up the position of nanny in the Fuller household.

Big Momma immediately endears herself to Tom's control freak wife Leah (Procter), toddler Andrew (Trevor and Preston Shores), who enjoys flinging himself off the furniture, and youngest daughter Carrie (Moretz). Eldest daughter Molly (Dennings), who is going through a Goth phase, is rather less impressed.

As Malcolm edges closer to cracking the case, he finds his loyalties torn between his job and genuine affection for the enterprising youngsters in his care. …