Mother (1996)



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Movie Info

In this painfully true-to-life comedy, Beatrice's angst-ridden son John suddenly decides to return home, putting crimp in her blissful solitude. Suffering from writer's block and a recent divorce, aspiring author John goes home to his mother in hopes of understanding his difficulties with other women.

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Albert Brooks, Monica Johnson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 13, 2001
Paramount Pictures


as John Henderson

as Beatrice Henderson

as Jeff Henderson

as John's buddy Carl

as Cheryl Henderson

as Charles

as Karen Henderson

as Josh Henderson

as Lawyer

as TV Installer

as TV Installer

as Jill Henderson

as Man at Rest Stop

as Helen

as Waiter

as Gap Salesman

as Pet Store Salesman

as Lingerie Saleslady

as Woman at Gas Station
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Critic Reviews for Mother

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (17)

Not only will you laugh at someone else's pathetic problems, it'll save you money on therapy.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

It wasn't the automatic laughter produced by slam-dunk punch lines, but the laughter of recognition, of insight, even sometimes of squirmy discomfort, as the truths hit close to home.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 3, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

the film wears its aesthetic sophistication lightly ( ... ) Bong takes the idea of the primacy of perception over reality to its ultimate extreme

Full Review… | November 13, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

For the most part its droll humor rubbed me the right way despite its pat facile conclusion and all the product placements.

Full Review… | September 26, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Mother

It was good to see what inspired Danzig to write his biggest single.

James Alvarez

Super Reviewer


debbie's perfect

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

humourous..toned-down Albert..some good one liners..

alan jay

Super Reviewer

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