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Writer (WGA):
Nancey Silvers (written by)
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Release Date:
17 March 2002 (USA) See more »
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She was an overworked mom trying to get her family's attention. She didn't know she would become a national sensation.
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Don't Try This At Home! See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Faith Ford ... Pam Harris

Tim Matheson ... Alan Harris

Florence Henderson ... Betty

Spencer Breslin ... Sam Harris

Sarah Gadon ... Jessica Harris

Daniel Magder ... A.J. Harris
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Boylan
Janessa Crimi ... Amy
Colin Glazer ... Reporter

Kevin Hanchard ... Secretary
Robert Lee ... Bus Stop Hooligan #2
Angela Maiorano ... Dr. Goldenberg

Jacey Margolis ... Reporter
Andrew Popkevich ... Bus Stop Hooligan #1
Jennifer Ricci ... Young Bride
Sonja Smits ... First Lady
Megan Starkman ... Sara

Juan Carlos Velis ... Reporter No. 1
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Directed by
James Keach 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Nancey Silvers (written by)

Produced by
Scott W. Anderson .... supervising producer
Stanley M. Brooks .... executive producer
Chris Danton .... producer (as Christopher J. Danton)
 
Original Music by
Phil Marshall 
 
Cinematography by
Roland 'Ozzie' Smith 
 
Film Editing by
David Ostry 
 
Casting by
Diane Kerbel 
 
Production Design by
Dan Yarhi 
 
Set Decoration by
Michelle Convey 
 
Costume Design by
Georgina Yarhi 
 
Art Department
David DeMarinis .... assistant set decorator
Dawn H. Fisher .... second assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Alek Bromke .... adr recording assistant
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason McFarling .... second boom operator
Chris Ostler .... sound recordist
Markus Wade .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Dean Stewart .... special effects office administrator
 
Visual Effects by
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Alison Reid .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Allen .... gaffer
Danny Piva .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Romy Stutman .... casting associate: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalie Bronfman .... assistant costume designer
Matthew Campbell .... assistant costume set supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Justin Inda .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tim Jaquette .... score recordist
Bill Pearson .... music editor
Bill Pearson .... score recordist
 
Transportation Department
Jeff Blake .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Derek Brady .... location scout
Olivia Duarte .... production executive
Andre R. Gagne .... office production assistant
Redd Knight .... assistant production coordinator
Sandra Lum Lock .... production accountant
John Musikka .... assistant location manager
Willem Wennekers .... production assistant
 

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Brazil:93 min | USA:93 min
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Don't Try This At Home!, 21 February 2004
Author: Roxanne Tellier from Toronto, ON Canada

Comes a time when every mother on the planet feels the way this mum does. Maybe it will happen when your kids become teenagers, or maybe your husband will finally push your last button as you try to accomplish all the tasks a woman, wife and mother needs to get through on any given day. The lack of respect for the everyday grind will get to you, and you'll briefly consider going on strike. When that day comes, do not - repeat - DO NOT take this movie as Gospel! It's Disney, folks. The First Lady will not come to your house to bail you out.

Instead, it's likely your children will turn into worse monsters than previous, and your husband will go through the seven stages of denial. You will be ridiculed, detested, and guilted out until you feel worse than you did before your strike, and you'll work twice as hard as you did before in an effort to get back into your family's good books. Trust me. I tried it.

The bottom line is that womens work is not appreciated, has never been appreciated, and will probably never be adequately appreciated. Some strides have been made, but in a society that values payment for service over quality of life, housework and mothering will forever hold the lowest place of regard.

That being said - it's Disney, so there's a moral, and an eventual improvement in the movie family's attitude towards the parents. And there are some funny moments that any houseperson can relate to. The point is driven home that help and respect are simple requests and qualities that every family needs to embrace.

This is a cute little movie that parents should encourage their children to see, since there is a slim chance that a child may take away at least some appreciation for the actual labor involved in managing a home and family. Between the snickers. But I wouldn't encourage any woman to play out the scenario in real life, since at best, they'll wind up more guilty and discouraged than before, and at worst, could put themselves in real danger of emotional or physical abuse.

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