Fifteen years later, are Kevin and Charlie still married? Did Viola manage to prolong her change of heart and not revert back into being the possessive-and-a-little-bit-homicidal snob who doesn't believe any woman is good enough for her son? (Seriously, you don't mess with a girl's nut allergy...)

Well, regardless of the couple's long-term prospects, at least Monster-in-Law—starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda as the fiancée and the mother-of-the-groom battling over Michael Vartan, the Dr. Perfect who somehow thinks the two favorite women in his life are getting along fine—ended happily.

Whether or not Kevin was great enough to merit this battle of wills is beside the point, even if in 2020 we might prefer seeing a Charlie-shaped hole in the door because she's running away from this unhealthy scenario as fast as she can, with Wanda Sykes' Ruby driving the getaway car. But there are reasons for Viola's breakdown, even if her actions venture into the pathological, and if you dig deep enough beneath this film's woman vs. woman exterior, you can find the feminist edge. 

And even if you can't, it's a hoot, featuring the return of Fonda from her premature retirement and the kind of cinematic justice that a rom-com heroine like J.Lo deserves.

So in honor of this very rewatchable burst of eye candy (the house, the clothes, Elaine Stritch!) and its 15th anniversary, here are 15 things to know about Monster-in-Law:

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Michael Vartan, Jennifer Lopez, Monster-In-Law

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Elaine Stritch, Monster-in-Law

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Fast-forward another 15 years and Fonda is as busy as ever, starring in the Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, presenting at the Oscars and leading climate change rallies—currently from home in Los Angeles while people are still being advised to stay put amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asked if she's learned anything new about herself while confined mainly to her house, she told The Hollywood Reporter, "That I am resilient, that I have a lot of inner resources, and one of them is that I don't mind being alone. And that I don't get bored—I don't think I've ever been bored in my life."

As for Fonda's Monster-in-Law adversary… well, Lopez continued with the business of being J.Lo, though she now has a few more things in common with her co-star. Lopez is also thrice-divorced, though unlike Fonda she does plan on the fourth time being the charm. But more akin to Fonda than anything, Lopez—who just headlined her first Super Bowl Halftime Show this year at 50—has settled in for the long haul in Hollywood, and she shows no signs of slowing down.

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