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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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Brian
Asia Vieira ...
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
Mairon Bennett ...
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 filming, Asia Vieira became very fond of Leonard Nimoy. While filming she had seen the ending of _Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn (1982)_, and became very upset when she saw Spock had died. Being only six at the time, she thought it was Leonard Nimoy dying in the movie. The next day on the set she was very happy to find out that he was okay and it was just part of the movie. She ran over to him and gave him a big hug, and told him she was glad to see that he was better. See more »

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

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Written by Thomas Walsh
Arranged & Performed by Buttons & Bows
Courtesy of Green Linnet Records
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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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