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Trading Mom (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  13 May 1994 (USA)
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Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Harry Martin have had it with their workaholic, nagging mother and they get in trouble at school with bullies and almost smoking cigarettes. They go to this ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mommy / Mama / Mom / Natasha
Asher Metchik ...
Mrs. Cavour
Mr. Leeby
Sean MacLaughlin ...
Jemar Jefferson ...
Nancy L. Chlumsky ...
Dr. Richardson
Eleni Schirmer ...
Karate Girl
Ninja Mom
Catherine Paolone ...
Cookie Mom
Creative Mom
Jane Beard ...
Cleaning Mom


Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Harry Martin have had it with their workaholic, nagging mother and they get in trouble at school with bullies and almost smoking cigarettes. They go to this mysterious gardener named Mrs. Cavour and she tells the siblings about an ancient spell to make their mother disappear. That night they say the incantation and the next morning, they wake up and they find their mother is gone and they can't remember anything about her. Mrs. Cavour tells the children about the Mommy Market, a place in town where they had about every mother you could think of. When they go there, the Mommy Market had a policy where you could have 3 tokens to take a mother home. If they could not find a suitable mother by their third token, they could never go back. The mothers they pick are not what they hoped for and they feel lost without someone to look after them. They wanted their very own mother to love and they must think of a memory of their own to remember her and break the spell. Written by mountain91

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No More Vegtables, No More HomeWork, No More Cleaning up your room...


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some barnyard humor | See all certifications »




Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Mommy Market  »

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$319,123 (USA)

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Mrs. Mommy Martin: Who do you think you are? You can't just go around doing what ever you want! And Elizabeth, cigarette, really. Well, that's it! You're all grounded! Period! Understand? There's no camp, no allowance, no TV, no nothing. Now up to your room, right now this instant! I am furious!
Harry Martin: But mom...
Mrs. Mommy Martin: Don't "But mom" me! Things are going to change around here permanently. Now, march!
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A change from the usual family movies.
16 November 2001 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

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. And, of course they get her back. Sissy Spacek and Anna Chlumsky both give good performances here. I think this is a really light-weight, great movie, especially for young kids/teens. I really enjoyed this, especially when I was younger.

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