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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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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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No Actual Mothers Were Harmed During The Making Of This Motion Picture. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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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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Though played mother-and-son in the film, in real life, Debbie Reynolds was actually only 15 years older than Albert Brooks. See more »

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When John is reading his mothers transcript of the story she wrote in her youth we see that she has misspelled the name of the Whitman's candy company as Whittman. See more »

Quotes

John Henderson: We're in the 90s, mother. It's fancy jam time.
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References Fantasia (1940) See more »

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In My Room
By Brian Wilson & Gary Usher
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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How to make an effective movie w/o a car chase.
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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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