Mother (1996)


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In this painfully true-to-life comedy, Beatrice's angst-ridden son John suddenly decides to return home, putting crimp in her blissful solitude. Suffering from writer's block and a recent divorce, aspiring author John goes home to his mother in hopes of understanding his difficulties with other women.

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In its deceptively modest way, this edgily sweet comedy gets closer to the bone of mother-son relationships than many a more solemn opus.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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Brooks has created his best work so far. His oddball comedy has sometimes missed the target, but with Mother he has chosen an ancient theme and given it a smart, modern spin.

Jan 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Not only will you laugh at someone else's pathetic problems, it'll save you money on therapy.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4
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It wasn't the automatic laughter produced by slam-dunk punch lines, but the laughter of recognition, of insight, even sometimes of squirmy discomfort, as the truths hit close to home.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

For the most part its droll humor rubbed me the right way despite its pat facile conclusion and all the product placements.

Sep 26, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The best foreign language film of 2010.

Jan 2, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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It was good to see what inspired Danzig to write his biggest single.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

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humourous..toned-down Albert..some good one liners..

alan jay
alan jay

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debbie's perfect

jay nixon
jay nixon

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