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Mother (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 24 January 1997 (USA)
A neurotic, twice-divorced sci-fi writer moves back in with his mother 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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Richard Assad ...
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Donna
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Cheryl Henderson
Danielle Quinn ...
Jill Henderson
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Josh Henderson
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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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$228,040 (USA) (29 December 1996)

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$19,119,165 (USA) (18 May 1997)
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Brooks also met with Esther Williams to discuss the role of Mrs. Henderson. See more »

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Rob Morrow's (Jeff) hairstyle changes slightly between shots when he visits his mother; when he appears outside of the house (after storming out following an argument with his brother) his bangs are longer and 'up' whereas in the previous shots they were shorter and down on his forehead. See more »

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Beatrice Henderson: I love you.
John Henderson: I know you think you do, Mother.
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Mrs. Robinson
by Paul Simon
Special lyrics by Albert Brooks & Monica Mcgowan Johnson (as Monica Johnson)
Performed by Steve Lively & Jess Harnell
Produced by Marc Shaiman
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How to make an effective movie w/o a car chase.
1 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that's like watching a play on a movie screen, and what an enjoyable play it is. Through deft writing and flawless acting, this film manages to capture the subtle psychological warfare taking place b/t Brooks and his family. Also to his credit, the Brooks character is far from flawless or blameless that the relationship has become such an emotional wasteland. A gentle giant.


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