Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Man of the House
Sure, MAN OF THE HOUSE is a silly little comedy about hard-nosed Texas Ranger Tommy Lee Jones going undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach to protect a group of University of Texas cheerleaders who witnessed a mob-related murder. And yes, about every twenty minutes something else happens that’s pretty much ridiculous. But Jones -- who didn’t have to go very far to film this, just from his hometown of San Saba to Austin -- is a hoot, there are some fairly well-staged action scenes, and the girls are cute. I found it to be a reasonably entertaining way to spend an hour and a half. And I always enjoy movies that were filmed in places where I’ve been.