Trading Mom (1994)


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Movie Info

Finding their mother's parenting abilities quite inadequate, three young children decide to trade her in and buy a new parent from the local Mommy Market. Star Sissy Spacek plays several widely different potential mothers in this family-oriented fantasy.

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Tia Brelis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 28, 1994


as Mommy and others

as Elizabeth

as Mrs. Cavour

as Mr. Leeby

as Dr. Richardson

as Karate Girl

as Ninja Mom

as Creative Mom

as Special Vocal Effect...

as Cleaning Mom

as Success Mom

as Basketball Kid

as Ricky Turner

as Girl Scout

as Sobbing Boy

as Boy in Striped T-Shi...

as Boy in Black Jacket

as Cigarette Girl 1

as Cigarette Girl 2

as French Maid

as Little Cookie Boy

as Skinny Girl with Gla...

as Little Guy
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Critic Reviews for Trading Mom

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

While it's nice to see Sissy Spacek in different kinds of roles, the fairy tale as a whole is too didactic and only sporadically charming.

Full Review… | July 2, 2007
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 13, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Silly '90s fantasy is a little dated but still fun.

Full Review… | November 25, 2014
Common Sense Media

Anna Chumsky deserves a better role

August 11, 2005

Audience Reviews for Trading Mom


Leo L

Super Reviewer

Spacek's energy is a force to behold. A must see for her performance alone, and all-around a great family picture.


Trading Mom (The Mummy Market.) is a really cute family movie, which stars Sissy Spacek as a mum, wished away by her kids. One of the kids being Anna Chlumsky, who with her brothers go in search for a new mum at "The Mummy Market". After, they try out some new mums they realise they want their old and real mum back. It is a very unique and thoughtful movie for the whole family to see. It really puts into perspective that it doesn't matter if someone can give you everything you could ever want, take you where you want to go all the time, or is so much more fun, no one in this world can replace your Mom. I love how this movie brings in morals to the kids who watch this movie. A lot will realise that your Mother is one of the dearest and irreplaceable people in your life.

Danielle S

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