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Mother's Boys (1993)

Jude Madigan abandons her husband Robert and her three sons without any explanation. Three years later Jude inexplicably returns to reunite her family. However Robert and his new lover ... See full summary »

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Colleen 'Callie' Harland (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
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Lansing, Jude's Attorney
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Mark Kaplan, Robert's Attorney
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Jude Madigan abandons her husband Robert and her three sons without any explanation. Three years later Jude inexplicably returns to reunite her family. However Robert and his new lover Callie see Jude for the true psychopath she is and try their best to protect their sons. Jude embarks on a non stop stalking and harassment campaign against the family, and even seduces her eldest son Kess into committing her acts of violence. Written by Volker Boehm

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She left them three years ago. Now she's coming back... Whether they like it or not. See more »

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Rated R for language and for a mother's sociopathic behavior | See all certifications »

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18 March 1994 (USA)  »

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Adistakti mitera  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$874,148 (USA)
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Jude fastens her seat belt in the tunnel when she lets Kes drive, but when he starts driving she stands up and yells. See more »

Quotes

Ben Madigan: I saw her Kes... i saw her at school
[swallows]
Ben Madigan: ... she didn't think i knew her... but i did
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Referenced in Anus Magillicutty (2003) See more »

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Original Soundtrack Recording Available on Varèse Sarabande Compact
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30 December 2011 | by (Manhattan, Kansas) – See all my reviews

I quite agree with positive reviews. Apparently they were not among the majority. This appears to be a movie you either love or you hate. Jamie Lee Curtis turns in a fine performance, not over the top more than necessary, full of quiet menace that explodes with enough underneath to make her psychopathy believable. On the surface, she seems in the beginning a normal person. A tic here, a turn of the lip, a set of the eyes, betrays the sickness inside her. The rest of the cast is quite good, though Peter Gallagher is less than stellar, but basically competent. Joanne Whalley is quite believable as was Lynn Redgrave.

The one big problem I have is that Luke Edwards as Kes is turned to Jamie's side too quickly. His role is key, but isn't sufficiently developed. It's sketched instead, which is too bad because, in a sense this is as much his movie as Jamie's. For once, perhaps, a film was under rather than over written.

The movie deserved better than it got.


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