Smother (2007)

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When an everyday thirtysomething is fired from his job, his unemployment woes are soon compounded as the ticking of his wife's maternal clock reaches a deafening pitch, and his overbearing mother announces plans to move in with the struggling couple. Dax Shepard, Liv Tyler, and Diane Keaton star in a film directed by Vince Di Meglio, co-scripted by Di Meglio and Tim Rasmussen, and produced by Rasmussen, Bill Johnson, and Jay Roach.

Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual content, some drug material and language. (edited; previously rated R for some sexual references.))
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Vince Di Meglio, Tim Rasmussen
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 5, 2009
Runtime:
Variance Films

Cast


as Marilyn Cooper

as Noah Cooper

as Clare Cooper

as Myron Stubbs

as Gene Cooper

as Helen Cooper

as Donnie Booker

as Minister
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Critic Reviews for Smother

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Smother feels like the sort of misbegotten curiosity Comedy Central uses to fill its Sunday afternoon programming.

Full Review… | October 3, 2008
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

suffers from a distinct 'been there, done that' feeling to it

Full Review… | August 16, 2009
7M Pictures

doomed from conception

Full Review… | April 21, 2009
Filmcritic.com

Not exactly unequivocal accolades for the mom in your life, nor is it Mommie Dearest packing closet hangers. But there's a decided appreciation for the woman who raised you, warts and all, and debriefing of an assortment of lingering childhood grudges.

Full Review… | April 16, 2009
NewsBlaze

Perhaps Diane Keaton was poisoned by merciless Asian gangsters with strict instructions to make two career-denting comedies that methodically peel away her integrity before she was allowed the sweet kiss of a life-saving antidote.

Full Review… | September 25, 2008
BrianOrndorf.com

Audience Reviews for Smother

½

I don't understand all the bad reviews of this film. I was laughing out loud throughout. I thought that this movie had many, many chuckle moments, and I'm not all that easy to please when it comes to comedies. Dax Shepard just cracked me up. Diane Keaton was alot on the kooky side, but I still enjoyed her. I'm so glad that I watched it in spite of what I'd read about it.

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Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

CAST: Dax Shepard, Liv Tyler, Diane Keaton, Mike White, Ken Howard, Selma Stern, Jerry Lambert, Don Lake

DIRECTED BY: Vince Di Meglio

SUMMARY: After losing his job, therapist Noah Cooper (Dax Shepard) returns home to discover that his loud, pushy mother (Diane Keaton) has left her husband and plans to live indefinitely with Noah and his lovely wife (Liv Tyler) -- who desperately wants him to sire a child. Now, the put-upon therapist has to cope with his outrageously overbearing mom and fend off his wife ? all while trying to find gainful employment.

MY THOUGHTS: "Not very funny, but interesting enough to watch. I felt like I have seen Diane Keaton play this role before and then remember that she kinda has, like in, 'Because I said So' and 'Mama's Boy'. So it wasn't that big of a stretch for her to play an overbearing mother who is quite annoying. I thought the karaoke scene was funny, but not much in this film was. It had its moments, very few, but still they were there."

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½

Funny stuff, for sure.

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Leigh Ryan

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