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Albert Brooks' pugnacious insight is in fine form throughout Mother, a gentle showcase for the comedic curmudgeon and a sweetly acidic Debbie Reynolds.



Total Count: 39


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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.


Albert Brooks
as John Henderson
Debbie Reynolds
as Beatrice Henderson
Rob Morrow
as Jeff Henderson
John C. McGinley
as John's buddy Carl
Isabel Glasser
as Cheryl Henderson
Peter White
as Charles
Laura Weekes
as Karen Henderson
Spencer Klein
as Josh Henderson
Richard Assad
as TV Installer
Joey Naber
as TV Installer
Danielle Quinn
as Jill Henderson
Ernie Brown
as Man at Rest Stop
Matt Nolan
as Gap Salesman
Harry Hutchinson
as Pet Store Salesman
Kimiko Gelman
as Lingerie Saleslady
Rosalind Allen
as Woman at Gas Station
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Critic Reviews for Mother

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (35) | Rotten (4)

Audience Reviews for Mother

  • Jan 30, 2010
    It was good to see what inspired Danzig to write his biggest single.
    James A Super Reviewer
  • Jul 01, 2008
    humourous..toned-down Albert..some good one liners..
    alan j Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2007
    MOTHER! more like granny tut tut!
    Alexander C Super Reviewer

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