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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.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lawyer
Laura Weekes ... Karen Henderson
... John Henderson
... Carl
... Beatrice Henderson
Richard Assad ... TV Installer
... TV Installer
... Donna
... Linda
... Jeff Henderson
... Cheryl Henderson
Danielle Quinn ... Jill Henderson
Spencer Klein ... Josh Henderson
... Helen
Billye Ree Wallace ... Alice
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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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Comedy | Drama

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

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Opening Weekend USA:

$228,040, 29 December 1996

Gross USA:

$19,119,165, 18 May 1997
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Kathryn Grayson was offered the title role but turned it down saying she couldn't possibly do the part because the woman is "brain dead". See more »

Goofs

When John pulls into his driveway early in the film, there is another car parked in the street directly in front of his living room window, but when he goes in the house and walks directly to the living room, you can see out that window and there is no car there. See more »

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Beatrice Henderson: I love you.
John Henderson: I know you think you do, Mother.
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References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »

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I Left My Heart In San Francisco
By George Cory (as George C. Cory Jr.) & Douglass Cross
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9 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Albert's Brooks' comedy 'Mother' is frequently hilarious, with some cracking dialogue, and highly perceptive: few viewers will fail to recognise some aspect of their relationships with their family in its portrayal of its eponymous central character and her middle-aged son, played by Brooks himself. But in taking their interaction as its principal subject, instead of using it as a backdrop to a wider story, the film chooses to pursue limited ambitions, and there's a level of contrivance necessary to support this narrow focus: while, at a micro-level, the film is perfect, the overall plot makes less sense, and the ending is a little pat. Not a great film; but one guaranteed to make you smile.


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