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The Good Mother (1988)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  4 November 1988 (USA)
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A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.

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Anna
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Leo
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Muth
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Grandfather
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Grandmother
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Brian
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Molly
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Frank Williams
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Ursula
Margaret Bard ...
Aunt Rain
Nancy Beatty ...
Anna's Mother
Barry Belchamber ...
Anna's Father
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Young Anna
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Young Bobby
Scott Brunt ...
Eric
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A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.

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Can a court determine how we should live, how we should love, how we should raise our children? Now Anna must prove that she is the Good Mother.

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Drama | Romance

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4 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El precio de una pasión  »

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$4,764,606 (USA)
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During the filming of an emotional court room scene with Diane Keaton concerning the custody of her daughter, it was found out that one of the cameras shooting did not have the proper film so did not film the scene. Director Leonard Nimoy felt bad about having to have Diane Keaton film it again because she had done it so well. He showed up at her dressing room door with two dozen roses in his arms. He gave the roses to her first, then gave her the bad news about having to re-shoot the scene. Diane Keaton took it well, and had no problem with having to re-shoot the scene. See more »

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Referenced in Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) See more »

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Up Tight (Everything's Alright)
Written by Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder & Sylvia Moy
Performed by Jackie Wilson
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Not a good vehicle for Keaton...
22 May 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Dreary, rather annoying film-adaptation of Sue Miller's book (directed by Leonard Nimoy!) has Diane Keaton in one of her weakest roles as a single mother sued for custody of her child by her ex-husband. Seems mom's new Bohemian boyfriend (Liam Neeson) is a bad influence, and after Keaton's little girl sees Neeson undressed and begins asking grown-up questions about sex, any viewer might understandably side with the ex (who is made to be the villain of the piece). Beginning with a puzzling prologue which hopes to show the different ways in which we view sexuality, Nimoy's take on this material is just confounding. Keaton never really develops a character, and I presume we're supposed to empathize with her simply because she's lovable Diane Keaton. Aside from some OK technical merits, the film is muddled beyond repair. * from ****


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