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Mother (1996)



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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.more
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


Albert Brooks
as John Henderson
Debbie Reynolds
as Beatrice Henderson
Rob Morrow
as Jeff Henderson
John C. McGinley
as John's buddy Carl
Isabel Glasser
as Cheryl Henderson
Peter White
as Charles
Laura Weekes
as Karen Henderson
Spencer Klein
as Josh Henderson
Richard Assad
as TV Installer
Joey Naber
as TV Installer
Danielle Quinn
as Jill Henderson
Ernie Brown
as Man at Rest Stop
Matt Nolan
as Gap Salesman
Harry Hutchinson
as Pet Store Salesman
Kimiko Gelman
as Lingerie Saleslady
Rosalind Allen
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
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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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