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An overprotective mother tries everything she can think of to keep her child from ever leaving home. When friends and family start turning up dead, a tragic secret is revealed.
Mar 14, 1996 Wide
Feb 13, 2001
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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.
the film wears its aesthetic sophistication lightly ( ... ) Bong takes the idea of the primacy of perception over reality to its ultimate extreme
For the most part its droll humor rubbed me the right way despite its pat facile conclusion and all the product placements.
For people who believe that a grown-up son can never go home again, Brook's serio comedy, one of the few Hollywood pictures dealing with mother-son relationship in a poignant way, came as a surprise; Debbie Reynolds in a comeback turn is great.
Off-putting and uncomfortable ... but still pretty funny.
The clash of personalities that ensues produces some truly hilarious moments.
Good, not great Brooks, but Reynolds is a riot
Brooks has always been a second-rate Woody Allen to me. This is a second-rate Brooks' film.
Another low-key classic from Brooks
Abrasive but funny.
Not one of Brooks' best, but still enjoyable and watchable.
Cuts to the quick with its illuminating insights into why parents and their adult children sometimes have trouble accepting each other as real people.
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