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Mother
- Albert Brooks

Overview - After his second marriage hits the skids, novelist John Henderson tries to divine the source of his problems with women by moving home and getting to know his mother all over again. The only problem is, she doesn't really want him there. As John tries to figure out why, as he puts it, she hates him, he also has to contend with his jealous younger brother, who can't stand to see him threatening his position as mama's boy.  Read more...

 
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Overview

After his second marriage hits the skids, novelist John Henderson tries to divine the source of his problems with women by moving home and getting to know his mother all over again. The only problem is, she doesn't really want him there. As John tries to figure out why, as he puts it, she hates him, he also has to contend with his jealous younger brother, who can't stand to see him threatening his position as mama's boy. MOTHER is a bittersweet comedy from Albert Brooks, the master of urbane wit. Debbie Reynolds makes her first film appearance in years as Henderson's maddening but loving mother. Listen for the new lyrics to the Simon and Garfunkel song "Mrs. Robinson" in the film, penned by Brooks and coscreenwriter Monica Johnson.

Cast List

Charles Rosen - Designer/Art Director
Debbie Reynolds - American Actress/Singer, MOTHER (1996)
Mary Frances Reynolds - American Actress/Singer, MOTHER (1996)
Albert Brooks - Actor/writer/director
Albert Einstein - Actor/writer/director
Marc Shaiman - American Composer
Herb Nanas
Adam Schroeder - Producer
Lajos Koltai - Director Of Photography
Monica Johnson - Screenwriter
Isabel Glasser - Supporting Actress
Harvey Rosenstock - Editor
Judy L. Ruskin
Scott Rudin - Producer/Executive
Barry Berg - Producer
Lisa Kudrow - American TV/Film Actress
Rob Morrow - Actor, NORTHERN EXPOSURE

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 103
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 097363324744
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: October 2011

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Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Family Interaction
Parenthood
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Notes:
The film marks Debbie's Reynold's first starring role in a film in almost 30 years. She followed it up with a role in the Kevin Kline coming-out comedy IN AND OUT the following year. Lisa Kudrow has a hilarious turn as Henderson's first disastrous date after his divorce. Watch for short-lived MELROSE PLACE cast member Vanessa Williams as Kudrow's roommate. MOTHER won Best Screenplay prizes from the New York Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics.

Reviews:
"...A deftly observed study of mother-son tensions....The storytelling verve, characterizations and observations about contemporary foibles are sharp..." - 09/16/1996 Variety


"...[A] wonderfully edgy mother-son comedy....With terrific performances....See MOTHER for a knockout Debbie Reynolds..." - 11/01/1996 Film Comment, p.53-7


"...Terrifically likable....The best reason to see MOTHER is the deliciously off-kilter performance of Debbie Reynolds..." - 01/17/1997 Entertainment Weekly, p.43-4


"...Funny yet tremendously tellin....This well-crafted film is exceedingly sensitive, balanced and scaled in all its aspects..." - 01/02/1997 Los Angeles Times, p.F1


"...The dialogue in MOTHER is written so carefully that some lines carry two or three nuances..." - 01/10/1997 Chicago Sun-Times, p.28

 
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