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Too Close to Home (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  29 April 1997 (USA)
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The 29 years old lawyer Nick Donahue is still living with his mother (Diana). To escape from her possessive behavior he decides to look for a flat of his own. Diana can't stand the idea of ... See full summary »

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Nick Donahue (as Rick Schroder)
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Judge Sorenson
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Henry Singh
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The 29 years old lawyer Nick Donahue is still living with his mother (Diana). To escape from her possessive behavior he decides to look for a flat of his own. Diana can't stand the idea of her son leaving her. Trying to make him change his mind she doesn't even hesitate to simulate a suicide attempt. While she is hospitalized, Nick falls in love with a nurse (Abby) and they quickly marry. When Diana finds this out, things take a dramatic turn... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Based on a real-life incident. In 1958, Elizabeth Ann Duncan hired two men to murder her pregnant daughter-in-law out of jealousy of her son, Frank, an attorney. As in the film, Frank met his wife, a nurse, at a hospital after Elizabeth attempted suicide in a ploy to keep him from leaving home, and, as in the film, he represented his mother at her trial. Duncan and the men were executed in San Quentin's gas chamber on August 8, 1962. See more »

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Judith Light is Ugly...and so is her personality
25 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow - this was one EVIL mother. I'm sure we all know someone with an overbearing mum, but this was just ridiculous. The only thing more infuriating than her sociopathic meddling was the ignorance of her son (played by Ricky "Rick" Schroeder). You would think that if he was smart enough to be a brilliant attorney (?), he would be able to put two and two together when very bad things started to happen.

Attorney Rick has lived his entire life up to this point somehow accepting his mother's involvement in every aspect of his life. It's almost uncomfortable to the viewer; she behaves like an incestuous mother and they bicker and make-up like a creepy couple. Things get really out of hand when he flies the coop and attempts to become a normal independent 30-year-old man...

Overall, a classic example of a great Lifetime movie: has-beens, decent acting, good plot, a 'strong' or psychotic woman, and at least one character that infuriates the hell out of you. 6 out of 10.


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