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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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One of the best true crime movies ever!
25 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My favorite genre of movies is true crime and this one captures beautifully the reason I enjoy watching them so much. I have seen it many times and could still watch it over and over.

Joanna Kerns plays the role of an overbearing society mother to perfection. The character she plays, Celeste Cooper, has a sense of entitlement and feelings of superiority that leads her into believing she has the right to do anything she wants. Even while plotting the most deceptive and evil schemes, she holds herself with grace and dignity. It's an excellent example of how money and status can warp a person's perception of reality.

The other actors also give quality performances but Kerns is the reason you are likely to never forget this show. I recommend it to everyone, even if you're not a true crime story fanatic like me.


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