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Mother (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 24 January 1997 (USA)
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A neurotic, twice-divorced sci-fi writer moves back in with his mother to solve his personal problems.

Director:

Albert Brooks

Writers:

Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson (as Monica Johnson)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Collins Paul Collins ... Lawyer
Laura Weekes Laura Weekes ... Karen Henderson
Albert Brooks ... John Henderson
John C. McGinley ... Carl
Debbie Reynolds ... Beatrice Henderson
Richard Assad ... TV Installer
Joey Naber ... TV Installer
Vanessa Williams ... Donna
Lisa Kudrow ... Linda
Rob Morrow ... Jeff Henderson
Isabel Glasser ... Cheryl Henderson
Danielle Quinn Danielle Quinn ... Jill Henderson
Spencer Klein Spencer Klein ... Josh Henderson
Anne Haney ... Helen
Billye Ree Wallace Billye Ree Wallace ... Alice
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Storyline

After two failed marriages, a science fiction writer (Brooks) decides coming to terms with his mom will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with his mom (Reynolds). Written by JG <jmgrant@SoCA.com>

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No Actual Mothers Were Harmed During The Making Of This Motion Picture. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Brooks also met with Esther Williams to discuss the role of Mrs. Henderson. See more »

Goofs

John is driving out of San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge supposedly in the evening. However, traffic is heavy going in while outbound traffic is light, indicating that it is actually the morning commute. See more »

Quotes

John Henderson: I know why she hates me! I know why she hates me! I know why she hates me!
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Soundtracks

In My Room
By Brian Wilson & Gary Usher
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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User Reviews

 
How to make an effective movie w/o a car chase.
1 February 1999 | by adam bSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that's like watching a play on a movie screen, and what an enjoyable play it is. Through deft writing and flawless acting, this film manages to capture the subtle psychological warfare taking place b/t Brooks and his family. Also to his credit, the Brooks character is far from flawless or blameless that the relationship has become such an emotional wasteland. A gentle giant.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$137,701, 29 December 1996

Gross USA:

$19,145,198

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,145,198
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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