Momma's Man Reviews

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October 2, 2017
Momma's Man is not a document of an artist making a film as an exorcism, but a memoir of recent things past, when the act of doing away with childish matters was confronted and done.
November 17, 2011
June 12, 2010
Jacobs' minimalist approach demands acting of extraordinary sensitivity, which he gets from his cast, particularly from Matt Boren in the lead role.
August 24, 2009
Jacobs's low-fi third feature forges unique stylistic territory for the American independent film.
May 29, 2009
This simple but assured indie drama about the safety of childhood and the necessity of leaving it is particularly affecting because writer-director Azazel Jacobs draws so heavily on his own life.
May 13, 2009
The film is decidedly low-key. As such movies go, it's enjoyable, though you might find yourself wishing Mikey would just pull himself together.
May 13, 2009
This is one of the most tiresome recent examples of American independent cinema.
May 13, 2009
It's a quiet film, with its own measured pace, but it has more painfully astute observations than most comedies with 10 times the budget.
May 8, 2009
Awkward pauses and gestures and moments of self-examination give it a rich texture. It's a lovely work, sad and funny. A melancomedy, if you will.
May 8, 2009
Azazel Jacobs' film is an enjoyably idiosyncratic tribute to his own eccentric family, and it adopts a fascinatingly novel approach to the strange anxieties of thirtysomething men.
May 8, 2009
Slyly funny and genuinely original, Momma's Man represents that rarest of things, a truly independent American movie.
May 8, 2009
This enjoyable lo-fi indie pictures an extreme example of a failure to sever the apron strings.
May 8, 2009
It's a beguiling premise, and one writer-director Azazel Jacobs explores with skill, tenderness, and prodding wit.
May 8, 2009
Azazel Jacobs' lo-fi indie comedy unfolds slowly but with patient precision.
May 8, 2009
Enjoyable, thought-provoking and emotionally engaging independent drama with a great central performance from Matt Boren.
October 24, 2008
Perhaps the most indispensable cast member, however, is the Jacobs' dwelling, their residence since 1966.
October 24, 2008
The main character in Momma's Man shuffles through life like he's been poleaxed, and you may feel the same after you watch this slow-motion indie exercise about a grown-up who returns home and can't leave.
October 24, 2008
The production has a patient, observant tone, which almost disguises the fact that Momma's Man can't decide what kind of movie it wants to be.
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
The film drags at times, and watching Boren take Mikey further and further into a state of absolute immobility is difficult to watch, but his performance is so spot-on that you can't help but be drawn into figuring out what's going on with him.
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