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Mother Knows Best (1997)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Celeste Cooper
Laurel Cooper Rogers
Ted Rogers
Dale Cutler
George Cooper
Jeanette O'Connor ...
Harriet Rogers
Michael Covert ...
Burt Willis
Eric Robertson ...
Annabelle Weenick ...
Jeff Olson ...
Alan Gregory ...
IRS Supervisor
Douglas Caputo ...


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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17 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Viewing this was probably the most enjoyable two hours of my life.

I saw this a while back on Channel Five, and couldn't wait to get a copy, but sadly it's not been released on DVD or VHS, so I've hit a dead end. However, next time it's shown, I'll be sure to tape it! It's about a dominating mother who answers an advert in the paper from a boy who wants to find a date, and makes her daughter go out with him. What she doesn't know is that he's got a poor job (by her standards) and so, she sets out to split the two up, leading to inexplicable consequences.

Honestly, if you ever get the chance, give this one a look. You won't be disappointed.

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