Momma's Man Reviews

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November 17, 2011
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 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
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.
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 3, 2008
It works from a specific place and lets audiences relate to that place, and the people in it, like trusted intimates.
September 19, 2008
On the surface, it's a straightforward low-budget tale about a grown man who visits his parents and refuses to leave. Yet deeper, darker currents move through Momma's Man, eddying around fears of letting go on both sides of the generational divide.
September 18, 2008
... insightful and involving...
September 17, 2008
Momma's Man is an act of daring.
September 12, 2008
Writer-director Jacobs is one of those rare filmmakers who forgoes conventional narrative in order to tell a story through the visual details of a world and the behavior of characters within it.
August 28, 2008
Azazel Jacobs, the writer-director of Momma's Man, has done more than make another precious indie family quirkfest; he's created a true vision.
August 22, 2008
Indie films about arrested adolescence have practically become a genre, but the way Jacobs avoids pat so refreshingly low-key that it's easy to feel like Jacobs has reinvented the wheel.
August 22, 2008
A little miracle, Azazel Jacobs' lovely story of a life lost and found tackles big issues -- love, maturity, fulfillment -- in deceptively modest fashion.
August 22, 2008
It's time to stop calling Azazel Jacobs a 'promising' filmmaker. With Momma's Man, Jacobs achieves the promise.
August 22, 2008
A touchingly true film, part weepie, part comedy, about the agonies of navigating that slippery slope called adulthood.
August 21, 2008
For a young filmmaker whose previous movie, The GoodTimesKid, suggested he was a precocious talent, this moody, pitch-perfect ode to immaturity ironically proves he's finally grown up.
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