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Mother (1996)

Cast: Albert Brooks, , Debbie Reynolds, , Rob Morrow, , Lisa Kudrow, , Isabel Glasser

Director(s): Albert Brooks

Language: English

Genre: Not Selected / Unknown

Synopsis


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 urban... [Get complete synopsis]

 

motleymitch wrote on January 26, 2006, 5:05 pm
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This is a real gem, especially if you're an Albert Brooks fan, but even if you're not. It's just a charming film about a middle-aged guy tracing all his women problems back to his mother, and moving in with her temporarily to try and figure things out. Brooks is his usual acerbic, dry, dead-pan self (but not in the Woody Allen way that you despise Mikey - give this one a go! It even has Rob Morrow!), and the interaction between him and Debbie Reynolds is priceless. A very underrated fave of mine.
Papamikey wrote on January 26, 2006, 7:10 pm
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Let me tell you about my mother...

Papamikey wrote on January 26, 2006, 7:11 pm
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Actually, I'm a big Albert Brooks fan (ever since Finding Nemo)...

I may give it a go (pass it off as a "Couple movie" next time the missus wants to rent a film)...

Review pending!
Deril wrote on January 26, 2006, 9:18 pm
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This was a pleasant surprise. Never heard of it. Mitch rented it when we were visiting my mom one weekend in Ottawa. Great movie. ditto to what Mitch wrote

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