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Mother Knows Best (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  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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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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"The Mother-in-Law From Hell!"
4 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am one of Joanna Kerns most ardent and loyal fans, and she was never more beautiful than in this movie. It is rated as a "thriller," but I would call it a "thriller/comedy," as it was one of the funniest "thriller" movies I have ever seen, thanks to the wonderful portrayal of the the lunatic mother-in-law by Joanna. She was perfect. I especially loved the scene in the automobile as she was paying off the bad guy. You have to see it to appreciate it. Joanna Kerns demonstrated her great acting ability in this movie, and her comedic skills are first rate. She turned an ordinary script into a classic of it's genre.

I have watched this movie several times and still enjoy it as much as I did at the first viewing. I give it a solid 9/10.


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