A single mother has to come to terms with her own hypocrisy when she carries on an out-of-wedlock affair while preaching celibacy to her teen daughter.


Don McBrearty





Cast overview, first billed only:
Gail O'Grady ... Jess Gradwell
Grant Show ... Alex Lofton
Danielle Panabaker ... Sara Gradwell
Maria Ricossa ... Deena
Nigel Bennett ... Nick Gradwell
Joshua Close ... Tyler
Kyle Schmid ... Chad
Barbara Gordon ... Valerie
Shelley Thompson ... Alyssa
Stacy Smith ... Emma
Heather Blom Heather Blom ... Leeza
John Maclaren ... Harrison
Cindy Sampson ... April Gradwell
Geordie Brown Geordie Brown ... Frankie (as Geordan Brown)
Jamie Bradley Jamie Bradley ... Howard


Jess is a single mother who has always been close to her 15-year-old daughter Sara. When Sara thinks about having sex with her new boyfriend, Jess gets overprotective. But then, Jess meets a newly single doctor and has an affair, while forgetting what she has tried to teach her daughter. The consequences are heavy and starts to tear her and her daughter apart. Written by Anonymous

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She's doing everything she told her daughter not to do.




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As Deena and Jess are having a conversation about Sara and Tyler in Deena's kitchen, Deena breaks off a small piece of her cookie and puts it down. In the next shot, she puts it down again. See more »


Jess Gradwell: My heart is broken, but I'm alive, and he did that. And when you're alive, you feel pain. Those are the rules.
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Followed by More Sex & the Single Mom (2005) See more »

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Good show!
18 February 2005 | by j1jennSee all my reviews

A Good movie though the script does get a bit hokey at times. It's not trying to change the world, just share a story. O'Grady & Show as the lead characters share quite an electrical chemistry & the 2 are a great pair on screen. It's as if they "know" each other! O'Grady is a beauty & Show is a babe! What a team! From a literary standpoint, there are some incredible themes and the filming of the parallel themes of the the mother rediscovering her sexuality while her daughter begins to discover hers, are well done. The mother/daughter relationship overtones, not just between O'Grady's character & her young teen, but between O'Grady & her mother, were interesting, realistic & could have been further pursued a bit. Over all, it's a chick flick, but a good flick!

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Release Date:

8 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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