Moments in four different years in the lives of the Harper family beginning with 1955 as a hopeful Eunice prepares to go to a party, and her brother Phillip, a recent college graduate, departs for New York In 1963, a married Eunice and her husband Ed Higgins help Mama welcome novelist Phillip home for a visit. In 1973, a divorced Eunice is living with Mama. In 1978, Eunice, Ellen, and Phillip return from Mama's funeral and Eunice makes a painful realization about her life. Written by
Did You Know?
There are only three Harper children shown in this movie: Eunice, Philip, and Ellen. Yet, in previous "Family" sketches (the basis of this movie)and in the series "Mama's Family", there are two other sons, Vinton (played by Ken Berry, who plays Philip in this movie)and Larry (played by Alan Alda). Brother Philip was played by Roddy McDowall in at least two of the original "Family" sketches. See more
Mama! I'm gonna find you and then I'm gonna KILL YOU! Mama! Are you in here Mama? Mama? Mama? Mama you RABBIT KILLER! Where are you? Mama where are you? Mama! Mama!
[picks up Thelma's picture and smashes it on the floor, sinks to the floor crawling
Mama! Oh Mama! She's gone!
Yes Eunice, I'm afraid so.
She left me! She left me alone and I am NOTHING! I'm so nothing, I was ready to take Ed back, can you believe it? That poor fish. That poor frightened fish and I'm just like ...
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