Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (2016)

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When theater major Leah (George), brings home the special someone in her life to meet her mom, Julie (Spelling), the family is met with a surprise when Pearl (Meade) comes to the door. Julie tries to embrace the idea of Leah's new love interest, but she can't shake the feeling that something is very wrong. Julie's suspicions lead to a startling discovery about Pearl that puts Leah in serious danger. Will Julie be able to save her daughter from an eternity of heartache before it's too late? "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with Rabbit Bandini Productions. Franco executive produces with Vince Jolivette, Diane Sokolow and Rachel Verno. The script is written by Amber Coney ("Class") from a story by Franco, and directed by Melanie Aitkenhead ("Shang").

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It's a bold choice to devote a solid minute of the running time to the famed "Macbeth" monologue including the line, "a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing." Bold, and like the rest of the movie, a little too self-aware.

Jun 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Mother's great feat is that it's a movie that manages to be both exploitative and progressive.

Jun 20, 2016

It's high camp, and whoever at the network green-lit it -- assuming, of course, they were in on the joke -- is brilliant.

Jun 17, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The movie is much ado about nothing, feeling desperately thin and pointless. At first promising campy fun, it's soon simply mystifying, then misguided, gross and finally tiresome in its look-at-me-ness.

Jun 15, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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The monsters here serve as larger metaphors, but thankfully Danger's heavy-handed themes don't kill a fun campy Saturday movie night.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

It's probably the most unnecessary and unwanted remake in film history and yet Franco plays it straight (ahem) and respectful.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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