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My Mom's New Boyfriend (2008)

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Henry Durand is a young federal agent who is given a difficult assignment: spy on his mother and her boyfriend who is suspected of leading a gang of art thieves.

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George Gallo

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George Gallo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Tommy Lucero / Martinez
Meg Ryan ... Martha Durand
Colin Hanks ... Henry Durand
Selma Blair ... Emily Lott
Trevor Morgan ... Eddie
John Valdetero John Valdetero ... Agent Fedler (as John Valdeterro)
Eli Danker ... Jean Yves Tatao
Tom Adams Tom Adams ... Niko Evangelatos
Keith David ... FBI Chief Conrad
Enrico Colantoni ... Enrico the Chef
Marco St. John ... Inspector Laborde
Aki Avni ... Agent Randle
Mark Meade Mark Meade ... Special Agent Wagner
Tarri Markel ... Agent Cisneros (as Tarri Markell)
Jeff Fried Jeff Fried ... Agent Simpson
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Storyline

Henry is a young FBI agent. During a three-year absence from his home in Shreveport, his mother Marty loses more than 100 pounds, looks great, and to Henry's embarrassment, has become a party animal. Within a day of Henry's returning home with his fiancée, Emily, who's an FBI profiler, Marty meets Tommy, a suave foreigner. He's posing as a consultant, but he's an international art thief, in town to steal "Mother and Son," a Bernini sculpture. Henry is detailed to head a team keeping his mom's new boyfriend under surveillance. Love, law enforcement, and filial devotion are set to collide. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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His mum is dating his suspect. Let the surveillance begin. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, some violence and drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2008 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Homeland Security See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana. It was originally going to be filmed in New Orleans, but due to hurricane Katrina it was moved up state. See more »

Goofs

When Henry first talks with Enrico on the front lawn, the police car's position changes from being alongside Enrico's to being behind it. See more »

Quotes

Emily Lott: Do you ever think of your mom when we're having sex?
Henry Durand: Oh, God! Oh!
Emily Lott: It's just a question.
Henry Durand: Well, let me answer your question. No... no, I haven't. Thank God, I haven't. But you wanna know what? Now, I'm not sure how I'm gonna be able to not think about her. Thank you very much. Good night.
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A montage of crew candids, behind-the-scenes footage, and outtakes accompanies the closing credits. See more »

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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Fire
Written by Willie Beck (as William Beck), Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner),
Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Eugene Jones), Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce (as Marvin R. Pierce),
, Clarence Satchell and James 'Diamond' Williams (as James Rodger Williams)
Performed by Ohio Players
Published by Rightsong Music Inc. (BMI) o/b/o Rick's Music Inc. (BMI)/Bug Music o/b/o Segundo Suenos Music (BMI)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under the license of Universal Music Enterprises
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Completely charmless mess
9 May 2008 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Just horrible, horrible, horrible.

We didn't laugh - not once.

Just about every scene is set up to deliver a flat joke.

Honestly, we LOVE comedies, but this was neither comedy, or romantic. The plot about the Mum (Meg Ryan) whose son is in the FBI (Colin Hanks - who here acts as though he has a large plank inserted right up him especially in his scenes with Selma Blair) - starts with Meg Ryan losing 200lbs of fugliness suddenly becomes beautiful wealthy vivacious and sexy, much to the son's embarrassment, is just tooo much. When a suspected wanted international art thief (Banderas) falls for her and the son is on the case the so-called fun begins. But it just ain't fun. At all. What ensues is a comedy of errors and misunderstandings that is just plain toe-curling embarrassing.

This is one of the weakest comedies it has ever been my immense discomfort to see - nothing shines - and the target audience is what? Women in their 40s? - I suggest anyone would be just plain insulted by the lack of anything construing the most basic brain food here - there ain't one smart line or original scene - it truly is neither comedy or romance.

The only positive is that this is totally harmless and won't offend,but it won't entertain either, it really is lobotomy food...

This is seriously one of the turkeys of the year and deserves to not only go straight to DVD but straight into the DVD bin...

Does no-one's careers (Especially Hanks) any favours ... avoid like the plague...especially if you're fans of any of the actors...this will be, I guarantee, one they want to forget in a hurry.


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