Trading Mom

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The Mommy Market originated as a fey satirical novel by Nancy Brelis. In the film version, Anna Chlumsky plays the oldest of three siblings who are fed up with their impossible mother (Sissy Spacek). Through methods too complicated to go into here, the kids are able to make Mom completely disappear. They then head to the local "Mommy Market" to select a new parent. Spacek returns to play three entirely different characters, an impressive chunk of versatility indeed. Far more impressive than the film itself, which suffers from lackluster direction (by Tia Brelis, daughter of author Nancy Brelis) and a threadbare budget. Test-marketed under its original title in 1992, The Mommy Market fell flat with audiences; it was reissued with alterations as Trading Mom in 1994, only to plunge into obscurity for a second time.

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Cast

Sissy Spacek
as Mommy and others
Anna Chlumsky
as Elizabeth
Maureen Stapleton
as Mrs. Cavour
Merritt Yohnka
as Mr. Leeby
Nancy L. Chlumsky
as Dr. Richardson
Eleni Schirmer
as Karate Girl
Fran Joseph
as Ninja Mom
Maria Fagan
as Creative Mom
Jane Beard
as Cleaning Mom
Shelley Phillips
as Success Mom
David Michael O'Neil
as Basketball Kid
Andrew Largen
as Ricky Turner
Ariana Metchik
as Girl Scout
Donald Moss
as Sobbing Boy
Robbie Dresch
as Boy in Striped T-Shirt
Igor De Laurentiis
as Boy in Black Jacket
Anne Shelton Crute
as Cigarette Girl 1
Catherine Camp
as Cigarette Girl 2
Lynn Jane Foreman
as French Maid
Mike Degaetano
as Little Cookie Boy
Julia Caperton
as Skinny Girl with Glasses
Sammy Ross
as Little Guy
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