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Mama's Boy (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  14 December 2007 (Canada)
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A twenty-nine year-old slacker who lives with his mom realizes his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mert Rosenbloom
Seymour Warburton
Hank Doughan ...
Young Jeffrey (as Hank Dougan)
Mert's Secretary
Bus Driver


Eccentric Jeffrey Mannus is 29 years old and still lives at home with his mom, Jan. He sees no reason to alter this arrangement, but his perfect world is upended when Jan meets Mert, a motivational speaker. Mert successfully woos Jan and moves in on Jeffrey's territory, something Jeffrey will not tolerate. Jeffrey enlists the aid of an unlikely ally, an aspiring singer-songwriter, Nora, with an anti-establishment penchant and a soft spot for him. As the war between Mert and Jeffrey escalates, something unprecedented happens -- slowly, to both his own surprise and horror, Jeffrey discovers his inner adult. Written by WIP

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You have to fight for the right to never grow up.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 December 2007 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Ana kuzusu  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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(European Film Market)

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1.85 : 1
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There is a scene filmed at the Burbank location of PC Club, a small computer chain that at once was nationwide but went bankrupt in July 2008. See more »


In the scene when Nora drops Jeffrey off after coming back from Arizona, just as he punches the air in rage and the camera backs up, the camera's movement backwards disturbs a plant in the bottom of the shot. See more »


Jeffrey Mannus: You can't win my affection back with Manwhich!
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References Family Feud (1976) See more »


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simply lacks comedy
2 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Jeffrey Mannus (Jon Heder) has always been a loser. He's been a mama's boy since losing his father at an early age. He's 29 and still living with his mom Jan (Diane Keaton). He works at a small bookstore. His mother and her friend Barbara attends motivational speaker Mert Rosenbloom (Jeff Daniels)'s seminar. Mert goes out with Jan pushing aside the possessive Jeffrey. Nora Flannigan (Anna Faris) is a singer songwriter who rails against the corporate establishment.

Jon Heder is playing another annoying man-child. However this one isn't nearly ridiculous enough. The character needs to be more stupid to be actually funny. This character is always destine to be annoying. If he could be stupid, he may get some comedy out of it. Also, Heder has no comedic help in this movie. He doesn't have a side kick. The battle with Mert has its moments. Anna Faris isn't playing this too comically either. She could have done more jokes although they have a nice easy chemistry together. This comedy feels like it's missing a comedic character.

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