Directed by Robert Luketic, the Anya Kochoff film stars Jennifer Lopez, Michael Vartan and Jane Fonda. The comedy concerns Lopez's character Charlotte "Charlie" Cantilini, who "finally finds the man of her dreams (Vartan) only to discover that his mother (Fonda) is the woman of her nightmares." Stritch, according to gossip columnist Liz Smith, plays Fonda's mother-in law. At one point Stritch's character tells Fonda, "You look soooo old!"
Elaine Stritch triumphed with her one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty. That musical evening traced Stritch's career, which includes roles in Company, The Little Foxes, Bus Stop, A Delicate Balance, Sail Away and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. The show received a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event as well as two Drama Desk Awards — Outstanding Solo Performance for Stritch and Outstanding Book of a Musical for Stritch and John Lahr. George C. Wolfe directed the Broadway run. From Sept. 13-Oct. 29, the Tony Award-winning actress will entertain audiences at the plush cabaret room The Cafe Carlyle.
For more information about "Monster-in-Law," visit the film's official website at www.monsterinlaw.com.