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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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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 ...
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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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8 May 2009 (UK)  »

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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 »

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(at around 20 mins) A character is doing push-ups barefoot. A few seconds later, white socks have mysteriously appeared on his feet. See more »

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Features Monsieur Verdoux (1947) See more »

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10 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In order for me to enjoy a movie, I require things like character development, plot, a beginning, and an end. This movie contained none of these things. There was absolutely no way to empathize with the lead actor. I can't even call him a protagonist since there's no reason given for his inner conflict or a viable antagonist. My wife and I were left guessing throughout the film about the reason for this guy's sudden regression. With none given, not even a subtle hint, we're left to assume that this is just a jerk abandoning his family to act like a giant baby. I understand an independent filmmaker's desire to make a movie that asks more questions than it answers, and to portray realistic dialogue and human suffering, but at what point does it cease to be a subtle drama and become a confusing mess without character development? Must a writer/director fail as an entertainer in order to succeed as an artist? I think not. I say movies can be thrilling, funny, sad, frustrating, and totally engaging without sacrificing artistic merit. In the end, the writer of a movie is a storyteller, and it's lazy film making to think one can just throw a specific emotional state on screen and call it a movie. Don't waste your time.


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