Now, here is a great movie. I do not give scores of "100%" easily... I give this movie such a score. The story of a paraplegic alcoholic actress and her strong, insightful, cocaine-recovered nurse/ friend left me incredulous that I did not remember the plot and characters better from when i first saw the film more than 15 years ago. I should have, because it left an indelible impression on me this time. Mom loved this movie, I am sure, yet I would not call it a "chick flick": the romance is underplayed, and the movie is not a love story... It is a "human" story, the best kind of story, or at least, the kind of story I always like best. No supernatural events, no unexplained mysteries, no magic, no monsters, just two people and their attempts to figure everything out. I loved it. Despite "Mom"!