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Momma's Man (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  8 May 2009 (UK)
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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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Matt Boren ...
Mikey
Flo Jacobs ...
Mom
Ken Jacobs ...
Dad
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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
Eleanor Hutchins ...
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 »

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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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Aggravating story about a man's regression to adolescence
31 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The problem with this film is not the acting, editing, and direction. Those are fine. The problem is the story. I found it aggravating.

A married man living in L.A. travels to New York City on business. He uses the opportunity to visit his parents in Manhattan. Reunited with his old bed, toys and comic books, this presumed mature man makes a gradual psychological descent into adolescence, reclaiming his status as momma's boy.

The whole film is taken by this slow and gently grinding descent. I simply could not connect with such a narrative. The only thing that kept me from exiting the theater were the parents, the sane side of this story. The mother is naturally happy to have her son back and be a well-meaning pain-in-the-neck while the sensible father becomes progressively more concerned with his son's infantile behavior.

This film is certain to draw radically opposite opinions. When I saw it, a number of people left after thirty minutes. Friends, associates and fans of the director gave him a standing ovation.


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