Tuesday, 3 February 2015

DVD Review - Man Of The House

Man Of The House
Director: Stephen Herek
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Retail: $9.98
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Buy Link: Amazon


Being re-released to DVD today from Mill Creek Entertainment is the 2005 comedy Man Of The House. The film was directed by Stephen Herek and stars Tommy Lee Jones. There are no special features or extras on the single-disc DVD.

Man Of The House centers on a group of college cheerleaders, Heather (played by Vanessa Ferlito), Evie (played by Monica Keena), Barb (played by Kelli Garner), Anne (played by Christina Milian) and Teresa (played by Paula Garc├ęs), whom witness a murder. The girls are brought to the local police station to take their statements, but the all have different descriptions of the shooter. With no other choice, Texas Ranger Roland Sharp (played by Tommy Lee Jones) is assigned to watch over the cheerleaders just in case the murderer attempts to harm them.

Of course Ranger Sharp doesn't get along with the five young woman, especially since he is living with them. All the girls want to do is party and prepare theor cheerleading skills for the next home-game, but all Ranger Sharp wants them to do is to stay in their house. This way it is easier for him to protect them. He wasn't planning on the cheerleaders trying to rebel against, attempting to steal his pizza, wearing clothes around the house that shows way too much skin and interfering with his relationship with his estranged daughter  Emma (played by Shannon Marie Woodward). The cheerleaders even try to help him on his date with the English teacher, Molly (played by Anne Archer.

While Ranger Sharp is being distracted by trying to protect the cheerleaders, the murderer is getting closer and closer to finding their location.

Well, I can't believe that this film is already ten-years-old as I recall renting it on VHS (Remember those) at my local video store that is now kaput. Don't get confused with the 1995 film with the same name with Chevy Chase as this film stars Tommy Lee Jones, a Texas Ranger that is assigned to protect five cheerleaders. No, the film didn't win any awards, but in my opinion it is an underrated comedy that is worth a second look. This is a DVD re-release, so there are no special features or bonus features on the single disc. Overall, Man Of The House is a hilarious comedy from start to finish that I recommend to others.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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