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Mama's Boy (2007)

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A twenty-nine year-old slacker who lives with his mom realizes his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau.

Director:

Tim Hamilton

Writer:

Hank Nelken
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Heder ... Jeffrey Mannus
Diane Keaton ... Jan Mannus
Jeff Daniels ... Mert Rosenbloom
Anna Faris ... Nora Flannigan
Eli Wallach ... Seymour Warburton
Dorian Missick ... Mitch
Sarah Chalke ... Maya
Mary Kay Place ... Barbara
Adam Devine ... Alhorn (as Adam DeVine)
Simon Helberg ... Rathkon
Rhys Coiro ... Trip
Hank Doughan Hank Doughan ... Young Jeffrey (as Hank Dougan)
Laura Kightlinger ... Mert's Secretary
Dennis Cockrum ... Bus Driver
Hank Nelken ... Richard
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Storyline

Eccentric Jeffrey Mannus is 29 years old and still lives at home with his mom, Jan. He sees no reason to alter this arrangement, but his perfect world is upended when Jan meets Mert, a motivational speaker. Mert successfully woos Jan and moves in on Jeffrey's territory, something Jeffrey will not tolerate. Jeffrey enlists the aid of an unlikely ally, an aspiring singer-songwriter, Nora, with an anti-establishment penchant and a soft spot for him. As the war between Mert and Jeffrey escalates, something unprecedented happens -- slowly, to both his own surprise and horror, Jeffrey discovers his inner adult. Written by WIP

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Taglines:

You have to fight for the right to never grow up.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ana kuzusu See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros.,Carr-Santelli See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

There is a scene filmed at the Burbank location of PC Club, a small computer chain that at once was nationwide but went bankrupt in July 2008. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Nora drops Jeffrey off after coming back from Arizona, just as he punches the air in rage and the camera backs up, the camera's movement backwards disturbs a plant in the bottom of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Seymour Warburton: If you're looking for some wise, pithy advice that only an old man with a lifetime of experience can give you, you're barking up the wrong tree. What I can tell you is the love we give away is the only love we can keep.
Jeffrey Mannus: That's actually wise and pithy, Seymour.
Seymour Warburton: I got it off an old Deepak Chopra calendar. I think it was September. And I'm-
[He seethes unintelligible rage at Jeffrey]
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Connections

Features Say Anything... (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Art School
Written by Paul Weller
Performed by The Jam
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Very funny film
4 August 2008 | by tashawaters123See all my reviews

Great film, typical Jon Heder movie. Perfect for a lazy Sunday. A funny film which left me wanting to watch more.

A definite must see if your a fan of Jon Heder, like myself!!..

Must say though my favourite Jon Heder films still remain the same

School for scoundrels and Napoleon dynamite, two very, very funny films!..

The characters are all acted reasonably well,

although some can be considered 'irritating' in certain places. Definitely rate mama's boy as a film to watch.

A funny ROM-com with a twist.


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