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Mommy (1994)





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In this film, Patty McCormack plays a woman who is psychotically obsessed with her 12-year-old daughter Jessica -- so much so that when she finds out Jessica didn't get the "Student of the Year" award again, she solves the problem by murdering the teacher who didn't recommend her for it.


Rachel Lemieux
as Jessica Ann
Jason Miller
as Lt. March
Majel Barrett
as Mrs. Withers
Mickey Spillane
as Attorney Neal Ekhardt
Michael Cornelison
as Mark Jeffries
Marian Wald
as Principal
Mark Spellman
as Detective
Janelle Vanerstrom
as Substitute Teacher
Judith Meyers
as Hallway Teacher
Nathan Collins
as Gleeful Kid
Tom Castillo
as Ambulance Attendant No. 1
Tom Summitt
as Ambulance Attendant No. 2
George Michael
as Mr. Sterling
Debi Hahn
as Mrs. March
Gary Coderoni
as Plainclothes Cop
Jason Shepley
as DA's Office Representative
Greg Meyers
as Little Boy
Gary Michael Meyers
as Little Boy's Father
Lucie Nelson
as Little Girl
Barb Trainor
as Little Girl's Mother
Dick LaFrenz
as Little Girl's Father
Elly Lloyd
as Bus Driver
Don Phelps
as Deputy Sheriff
Jeffrey Benson
as Highway Patrol Officer
Brian Hammer
as Detective
Howard Hughes
as Detective
Tom Tovar
as Detective
Jerry Ewers
as Fire Department Rescuer
Kevin McCarthy
as Fire Department Rescuer
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Melodrama about a psychotic serial-killing mother and her whiny, annoying daughter. The positives: Patty McCormack is EXTREMELY effective. She's genuinely creepy, scary, cold and horrific, turning in a solid performance. Brinke Stevens is adequate as her long-suffering, loyal sister who finally has enough. And... that's it. Everything else here is mediocre to bad. The quality of the film is reminiscent of something one might see on Lifetime from the same period. "Mommy" has a soap opera quality to it in everything from the acting to the photography, much of which is done in close-up. That works in moderation, particularly when it involves McCormack's genuinely menacing eyes, but not so much with anyone else in the film. The most egregiously bad thing here, though, is the performance of child actress Rachel Lemieux. She's annoying, whiny and flat at every turn... so much so that the viewer may be tempted to root for her crazy mother in the film's climactic junkyard scene. That itself features a terrible cop-out of an ending that also seems like it would be more at home in a soap opera than a psychological thriller/horror film. The other saving grace this flick has is some of the unintended humor that comes from a lack of internal consistency and continuity. Watch carefully as articles of clothing appear to change mid-scene, as blood stains appear and disappear, and as supposedly dead bodies change positions repeatedly between shots. Amazing! If you want to see an actress depicting a completely frightening psycho to perfection, check this flick out and fast-forward past any scene in which Patty McCormack isn't featured on screen. That's the only reason to bother with this one.

Brian Seitzman
Brian Seitzman

as usual, i began drinking around 10am and decided to pop in "mommy" starring patty mac, the guy from "the exorcist," the original scream queen, and gene's wife, to name a few. and as usual, i highly recommend a well-mixed bloody mary for enhanced viewing pleasure. well, guess what? it works! not a bad little piece of cultish fun. just remember to sip every 15 minutes or so to keep the buzz going and have the remote handy for the much needed bathroom breaks, as this is a cute, silly, sarcastic bit of pulp cinema that just made my morning. the little girl is a bit stiff but hey, she's new and from iowa so we'll cut her some slack. patty is tons of fun in this "what if?" of rhoda penmark, and one can tell the janitor is probably way hot, but what's with the hat and hair? ick. all in all, a nice waste of a morning but at least i'm now drunk and entertained enough to go do my laundry. result: i recommend - watch with friends and consume mass quantities. wheee!

jonay dvorak
jonay dvorak

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