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Momma's Man (2008)

A man who has avoided his wife and child at home has a change of heart after an imposed stay in his own parents' loft.

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Cast overview:
Matt Boren ...
Mikey
Flo Jacobs ...
Mom
Ken Jacobs ...
Dad
Dana Varon ...
Laura
Gabriel Welch ...
Baby Ana
Piero Arcilesi ...
Dante
Nan Archilesi ...
Maggie
Jacques Wakefield ...
Cable Guy
Cole Mohr ...
Teen Boy 1
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Teen Boy 2
Charlotte Greville ...
Teen Girl 1
Annick Mayer ...
Teen Girl 2
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Tom
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Bridgitte
Juliet Lyons Gray
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A man who has avoided his wife and child at home has a change of heart after an imposed stay in his own parents' loft.

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Azazel Jacobs cast his real life parents, Flo and Ken Jacobs, as Mikey's parents. The New York loft featured in the film is in fact their own. See more »

Goofs

(at around 40 mins) The father arrives back and half takes his coat off. It cuts away to the mother who beckons the father into the shot, where his coat is fully on. See more »

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Features Monsieur Verdoux (1947) See more »

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Closer To Fine
Performed by Indigo Girls
Written by Emily Saliers (as Emily Ann Saliers)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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The Best American Independent Film of the Decade?
29 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

With Momma's Man, Azazel Jacobs has shattered the promise of his wildly impressive The GoodTimesKid and delivered a statement of personal artistic expression so profound and moving that I am still holding back tears days after having seen it. While Jacobs' film addresses many different issues and themes, for me what makes it so tear jerking is that it is the most beautiful and touching love letter to one's parents (and, in turn, one's childhood home) that I have ever watched, heard, or read. Momma's Man is more than just a transcendent, extraordinary achievement in low-budget film-making. It is a work of rare, true artistry. I came to the 2008 Sundance Film Festival hoping to walk away with a film that I could champion. While I discovered a small handful of superior, exhilarating work, Momma's Man is the type of experience that I wouldn't have dreamed was imaginable. I have never been so affected by a motion picture in my life. I don't want to merely champion this film. I want to order every single person I know to see it. I want to scream at every single distributor to buy it. I want to watch it again right now. Until then, I will replay it in my mind and let new tears stream down my awed, thankful face.

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