Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Harry Martin have had it with their workaholic, nagging mother and they get in trouble at school with bullies and almost smoking cigarettes. They go to this mysterious gardener named Mrs. Cavour and she tells the siblings about an ancient spell to make their mother disappear. That night they say the incantation and the next morning, they wake up and they find their mother is gone and they can't remember anything about her. Mrs. Cavour tells the children about the Mommy Market, a place in town where they had about every mother you could think of. When they go there, the Mommy Market had a policy where you could have 3 tokens to take a mother home. If they could not find a suitable mother by their third token, they could never go back. The mothers they pick are not what they hoped for and they feel lost without someone to look after them. They wanted their very own mother to love and they must think of a memory of their own to remember her and break the spell.
No more vegetables...No more homework...No more cleaning your room...e
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13 May 1994 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Mommy Market
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Opening Weekend USA: $68,570,
15 May 1994
Gross USA: $319,123
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $319,123
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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As of April 2019, the film has not had a DVD or Blu-ray release in the United States. However, the film has attained somewhat of a cult following over the years, due to the film being a rarity item. See more
...You say the Mommy Market has been here since 1742?
That's the year it was established. It hasn't always been the way it is now. It used to be called the Parental Exchange, Female Division.
Is there a Male Division - like, a Daddy Market we can go to?
You can go there instead. But nobody can go to both. That's always been disastrous.
The closing credits end with the repeated dialogue of Mr. Leeby the school principal shouting while being caught in the trap made for the raccoon. See more
Hickory Dickory Dock
Written by YoungLove Performed by Humpty Music See more