Mother Reviews

December 7, 2018
In its deceptively modest way, this edgily sweet comedy gets closer to the bone of mother-son relationships than many a more solemn opus.
January 17, 2018
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.
September 7, 2011
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April 12, 2002
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
Not only will you laugh at someone else's pathetic problems, it'll save you money on therapy.
January 1, 2000
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.
January 1, 2000
March 14, 1996
March 14, 1996
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March 14, 1996