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Mother's Boys (1993)

Mother's Boys




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In this thriller a young mother meets resistance after she returns to renew her relationship with her estranged family. The story is set in L.A. One day, Jude up and left her husband and three sons with no explanation. Now, believing that her husband, Robert, still loves her, she has come back. Unfortunately, Robert has since fallen in love with Callie, the assistant principal at his son's school. At first Jude tries begging for forgiveness. Her pleas fall upon deaf ears. Next she tries manipulating Kes, her oldest son. It is difficult as he was the most devastated by her desertion. Jude tries buying her kids really expensive gifts and taking them to neat places like the planetarium. At one point, she demonstrates her love for Kes by taking off her clothes and showing him the scar she received when he was born. She claims it symbolizes the special bond between them. It soon becomes apparent that what is really on Jude's mind is revenge.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Barry Schneider, Richard Hawley
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 15, 2001

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Colin Ward
as Michael
Joss Ackland
as Lansing
Paul Guilfoyle
as Mark Kaplan
J.E. Freeman
as Everett
J.E. Feeman
as Everett
Lorraine Toussaint
as Robert's associate
Ken Lerner
as Analyst
Mary Anne McGarry
as Planetarium Woman
Sachi Ena
as Cynthia
Jeanine Jackson
as Market mom
Jesse Stock
as Market Kid
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Critic Reviews for Mother's Boys

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 24, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Curtis will send chills down your spine...she's that ice-cold!

May 6, 2005
Film Threat

May 7, 2007

Audience Reviews for Mother's Boys

Not really good. There have been movies out there who do the same thing but a lot better.
It was really slow to get going and then the end just came and went. Nothing original about this one. Even the usually good Curtis felt out of place here.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

Hilariously pulpy Jamie Lee Curtis film with an idiotic ending. It's crudely entertaining, but not a good film by any means.

Drew Smith

Super Reviewer


Jamie Lee Curtis plays Jude (an unbalanced mom) who leaves her husband Robert (Peter Gallagher) and three children without an explanation. Three years later she returns thinking she can pick up where they left off but finds instead that Robert is petitioning her for a divorce and marrying Callie (Joanne Whalley). She finds an ally in her eldest son named Kes who is not happy at his parents getting divorced so she manipulates him into getting rid of Callie. If you want to know the full gory details you will have to watch the film yourself. Jamie Lee did a good job of playing the whacked out psycho mother using her children as leverage to get the father back and Vanessa Redgrave was also good in her few scenes as Jude's mother.

Deb S

Super Reviewer

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