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Mother (II) (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  25 December 1996 (USA)
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A neurotic, twice divorced sci-fi writer moves back in with his mom to solve his personal problems.

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Karen Henderson
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John Henderson
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Carl
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Beatrice Henderson
Richard Assad ...
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Donna
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Danielle Quinn ...
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Josh Henderson
Anne Haney ...
Helen
Billye Ree Wallace ...
Alice
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After two failed marriages, a science fiction writer (Brooks) decides coming to terms with his mom will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with his mom (Reynolds). Written by JG <jmgrant@SoCA.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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25 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$228,040 (USA) (27 December 1996)

Gross:

$19,119,165 (USA) (16 May 1997)
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Director/writer/actor Albert Brooks asked Nancy Reagan (who used to act under the name Nancy Davis) to play the part of his mother. Nancy really wanted to come out of acting retirement to play the role, but declined because she couldn't bear to be away from husband and former president Ronald Reagan, suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Also on Brooks' list of former actresses to play his mother was Doris Day, but she showed no interest in coming out of acting retirement. Brooks is an old friend of actress/writer Carrie Fisher, and he knew her famous mother (Debbie Reynolds) through her. (Debbie used to try to pair Albert and Carrie off for marriage.) Brooks was looking for a big-name actress from the past and called Fisher to see if she thought her mother would accept the role. Fisher said yes, as did Reynolds. See more »

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John is driving out of San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge supposedly in the evening. However, traffic is heavy going in while outbound traffic is light, indicating that it is actually the morning commute. See more »

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Performed by Fantastic Strings
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A great film.
1 October 2001 | by (US) – See all my reviews

For me, this is one of the best films out of Hollywood in the 90's. A fine and believable plot, great dialogue, perfect comic timing, amazing acting (and an excellent choice of cast) -- what more can I say? Even the musical score and the cinematography were right on.

Why aren't there more films like this coming out of Hollywood? Don't they think people have brains and can understand the subtleties of human relationships?

Kudos to Albert Brooks and Monica Johnson.


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