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

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24 January 1997 (USA)  »

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

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$19,119,165 (USA) (16 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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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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Beatrice Henderson: He's not that famous a writer that he can afford to go nuts.
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References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »

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Performed by Wilson Pickett
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A Terrific Pairing Of Brooks and Reynolds
22 February 2000 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie that is a lot of fun. I really liked Debbie Reynolds, who I think deserved a Best Supporting Actress award for her performance. Her comic timing is perfect.

Albert Brooks is great too. He reminds somewhat of Woody Allen, playing a neurotic science fiction writer who gets writer's block. He moves back home with Mom (Reynolds) in hopes of breaking the block.

The interplay between these two great actors is marvelous, thanks to a wonderful Brooks script.

One other comment I will add is that there is practically nothing in this movie to find offensive or objectionable. Good, clean fun, with many laughs.

Brooks more recent movie, "The Muse" featured a similar theme of a writer whose talents are temporarily stifled. I wonder if there is any autobiography to Brooks' scripts, but I am sure there is not, for his stories are often full of wonderfully funny moments.

I really recommend "Mother".


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