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Mother Knows Best (1997)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Thriller  |  13 April 1997 (USA)
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A woman urges her daughter to get married. And when her daughter does, she doesn't think that she made a good choice. So she goes out and hires a killer to kill her son-in-law.

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Celeste Cooper
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Laurel Cooper Rogers
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Ted Rogers
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Joan
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Dale Cutler
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George Cooper
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Lynn
Jeanette O'Connor ...
Harriet Rogers
Michael Covert ...
Burt Willis
Eric Robertson ...
Michael
Annabelle Weenick ...
Aide
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Newscaster
Jeff Olson ...
Minister
Alan Gregory ...
IRS Supervisor
Douglas Caputo ...
Frank
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A woman urges her daughter to get married. And when her daughter does, she doesn't think that she made a good choice. So she goes out and hires a killer to kill her son-in-law.

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[last lines]
Celeste Cooper: [with the reporters] Laurel?
[Laurel glares at her]
Celeste Cooper: It's not too late to tell them, sweetheart. Tell them, Laurel. Tell them I did it all for you.
Laurel Cooper Rogers: [bows her head down in anger] Goodbye, mother.
Celeste Cooper: [leaves with the reporters] That's okay, she's just confused. When this is over, she'll know that I was right, and everything will be back to normal. Everything will be normal again.
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A Clever and Wicked Thriller
16 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

I loved this movie. It was extremely entertaining, and featured an excellent cast. Joanna Kerns was wicked as Celeste, and Christine Elise was also great as the innocent daughter. If you don't know the plot of this story, here it is.

Joanna Kerns plays Celeste, a rich woman who feels that it's time for her daughter to have a serious relationship. So she places a personal ad in the paper. When a guy, played by Grant Shaw of "Melrose Place", answers the ad, it's love at first sight for him and the daughter, played by Christine Elise. But mother isn't impressed with daughter's new boyfriend, because he is a mechanic, and not a lawyer or a doctor. So she arranges for him to be murdered!

A Great little thriller. I Highly recommend it.

My rating: 8/10


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