Where's Poppa?

1970, Comedy, 1h 22m

11 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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New York lawyer Gordon (George Segal) has no personal life. Instead, his time outside work is spent looking after his senile, demanding mother (Ruth Gordon), who sabotages his potential relationships. Finally, he meets a woman unafraid of her, nurse Louise Callan (Trish Van Devere). For them to get married, Gordon's mother must go. But when his brother refuses to help, Gordon must find a way to dispose of the old woman, whether that means finding a nursing home or taking more extreme measures.

Cast & Crew

George Segal
Gordan Hocheiser
Ruth Gordon
Mrs. Hocheiser
Trish Van Devere
Louise Callan
Ron Leibman
Sidney Hocheiser
Rae Allen
Gladys Hocheiser
Vincent Gardenia
Coach Williams
Barnard Hughes
Colonel Hendricks
Rob Reiner
Roger, the Defendant
Garrett Morris
Central Park Mugger
Paul Sorvino
Owner of 'Gus & Grace's Home'
Jack Elliott
Original Music
Jack Priestley
Cinematography
Bud Molin
Film Editing
Albert Wolsky
Costume Design
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  • Mar 25, 2021
    Dark and outrageous, this comedy takes aim at a rare topic with blistering if unsympathetic accuracy, which is that of elderly care. This might be Carl Reiner's best work and certainly the least corny. George Segal plays a mensch New York lawyer who's elderly mom (Ruth Gordon, a smash) has become the bane of his non-existence. Along the way are a plethora of side trips and mild diversions. Not for the faint of funny bone.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    An insane black comedy that pushed the envelope even in 1970. It's really hilarious, but a bit shocking at the same time. Gordon and Segal are great actors and both give fantastic performances. I really liked this crazy movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2008
    For those who like their comedies sick and twisted.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • May 10, 2008
    A deranged comedy, with some deranged characters, that will have you laughing at it's deranged stupidity. "Gordon, as the widowed mother, is in senile dementia constantly asking "Where's Poppa?" and scaring off nurses and Segal's girlfriends with her bawdy eccentricities. In her mental lapses she can't remember her son is a grown man, and when he brings home Trish Van Devere the mother suddenly describes the size of her son's sex organs as if he were a child. Van Devere as a prospective nurse looks like the Angel of Mercy with her sweet pure face framed in a white cap, but she is also a little insane." This movie is hilarious. Not laugh out loud humor, and not raunchy like today's comedies, but still fu**ing funny as hell. Where's Poppa? is an intelligent, smart, dark and twisted little comedy. There's some pretty messed up shit in this movie and some hysterical, over the top, classic one liners, such as... "He's got a pecker this big." "And I want you to know that if you mess this one up for me, I'm gonna punch your fuckin' heart out." "He made a caca on the bed." You'll know exactly what I'm talking about when you see this movie. Funny shit! Well acted, smart, funny, and Highly recommended! <img src="http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm89/JDHallowEEn/WheresPoppa.jpg">
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