5.5/10
1,480
7 user 2 critic

Trading Mom (1994)

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A city girl teams up with a tomboy to solve the mystery of Bear Mountain, Molly Morgan, and the buried treasure as well as learn about true friendships.

Director: Kevin James Dobson
Stars: Christina Ricci, Anna Chlumsky, Polly Draper
Andre (1994)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The true story of how a seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.

Director: George Miller
Stars: Tina Majorino, Keith Carradine, Chelsea Field
My Girl 2 (1994)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Vada Sultenfuss must go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil to do some research on her mother's life, but finds much more...

Director: Howard Zieff
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains.

Director: Melanie Mayron
Stars: Schuyler Fisk, Bre Blair, Rachael Leigh Cook
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.

Director: Charles Grosvenor
Stars: Michael Crawford, Ben Vereen, Ellen Blain
Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie 1999)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Alice falls down a rabbit hole, and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.

Director: Nick Willing
Stars: Tina Majorino, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Coltrane
My Girl (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.

Director: Howard Zieff
Stars: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet's friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business?

Director: Bronwen Hughes
Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Gregory Smith
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young girl's life turns hairy when her new pet monkey turns out to be a trained pickpocket on the run from a scheming Gypsy.

Director: Franco Amurri
Stars: Thora Birch, Harvey Keitel, Finster
Winning London (Video 2001)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When Chloe and Riley Lawrence are invited to London to participate in the International Model UN competition, they enjoy seeing the sights and find romance with cute British boys.

Director: Craig Shapiro
Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Brandon Tyler
Susie Q (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Susie Q and her boyfriend were on their way to a dance one night when they got into a car crash and fell off a bridge. Years later, a teenager named Zach Sands, recovering from his father's... See full summary »

Director: John Blizek
Stars: Amy Jo Johnson, Ernie Prentice, Bentley Mitchum
Jett Jackson: The Movie (TV Movie 2001)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jett decides to quit Silverstone and lead a normal life. On the day of his last episode he is hit on the head with a prop and in his dream he is Silverstone. He is the only one who realizes that this is a dream.

Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Lee Thompson Young, Lindy Booth, Nigel Shawn Williams
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Jeremy
Asher Metchik ...
...
Mrs. Cavour
...
Mr. Leeby
...
Giant
...
Edward
Jemar Jefferson ...
Security
Nancy L. Chlumsky ...
Dr. Richardson
Eleni Schirmer ...
Karate Girl
...
Ninja Mom
...
Cookie Mom
...
Creative Mom
Jane Beard ...
Cleaning Mom
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some barnyard humor | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Mommy Market  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,570, 15 May 1994, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$319,123
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Last movie with André the Giant, who died a year before this movie's US release. See more »

Quotes

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!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing credits begin with showing Sissy Spacek playing the mom and the three other moms before the credits roll. See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1994 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Rockin Roly Poly
Written and Performed by Mary Bomar
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Wonderful Family Movie
21 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Elizabeth, Jeremy and Harry are sick of their mother always nagging at them and telling them what to do. They would want nothing more then to make her disappear. Due to a spell, their wish comes true and the next morning when they wake up, no mother, no nothing! The kids are off to a mummy market, a market where you can choose between loads of different mothers. First they are happy to be without their mother but then they realize that they miss her and that no one could ever take her place. This is a very nice family movie that everyone would enjoy. I would give Trading Mom 8/10


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

This week on "The IMDb Show," La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz shares some "secret" information about his new spy-thriller series, "Counterpart." Plus, Kevin Smith lets us in on his favorite Sundance movies of all time.

Watch the show