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Smother (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 30 April 2008 (Taiwan)
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After being fired from his job, an everyday guy faces pressure from his wife about having a baby, while having to deal with his suffocating mother, who has decided to move in with the couple.

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Vince Di Meglio

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... Marilyn Cooper
Dax Shepard ... Noah Cooper
Liv Tyler ... Clare Cooper
Ken Howard ... Gene Cooper
Jerry Lambert ... Donnie Booker
Selma Stern Selma Stern ... Helen Cooper
Mike White ... Myron Stubbs
Steven Christopher Parker ... Dana
Henriette Ivanans ... Therapy Receptionist
Frank Crim ... Bob
Eddie Frierson ... Ralph
James Taku Leung ... Hartanto
Matt Steinauer Matt Steinauer ... Carpet Bazaar Mascot
Rachel Cannon ... Waitress
Tara Moore Tara Moore ... Pippi
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What would you do if your mother moved in with you and just wouldn't leave? When NOAH COOPER, 29, is fired from his job as a therapist, he thinks his day can't possibly get worse. When he arrives home his already full house gets even crazier when MARILYN, Noah's overbearing mother arrives with her five dogs in tow needing a place to stay. Comedy ensues as Noah learns to deal with the pressures of finding a job, a wife who desperately wants a baby, and worst of all a mother who won't quit smothering! Written by Anonymous

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Everyone wants to be loved. Just not this much.

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Comedy | Drama

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2008 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Casamento em Dose Dupla See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The production shoot for this picture went for 25 days. See more »

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Noah Cooper: Mom, pick that up, we're not in Tijuana!
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Lake of Wasted Dreams
Performed by Deathray
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Smother really sucks
21 August 2009 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

After seeing the poster from the film Smother,I knew I was about to live one of those intolerable film experiences which make me want to take my eyes out.However,I felt a slight optimism because the movie had a solid cast which I thought it was going to rescue the movie.Unfortunately that did not happen.Smother is a horrible movie,but it is not execrable.That is the best I can say about it.

The screenplay from Smother (written by the same guys from License to Wed,something which explains they have anything but talent for writing movies) is full of cheap and predictable humor.Seriously,I did not laugh even once watching this film.Besides,the solid cast I previously mentioned is absolutely wasted.After the big number of garbage she has been involved in (like the monumentally atrocious and execrable Because I Said So),some people may think the career from Diane Keaton is extinguishing.However,it is impossible for me to forget the excellent performances she brought in previous decades,in films like Annie Hall or Baby Boom.On Smother,she makes her best effort with her performance,but her character is so horribly written she cannot do anything with it.Dax Shepard has left on me a good impression with his solid performances on the films Baby Mama and Idiocracy.However,the screenplay from Smother does not give him too much to do.Mike White also makes a good effort,but he cannot do anything.He is a very talented screenwriter (like he has shown on the films The Good Girl and School of Rock),so I would have liked to see he was one of the screenwriters from this movie,instead of only acting on it.Liv Tyler suffers from the same situation of all the previously mentioned actors: being wasted.

The worst fail from Smother is being absolutely boring and unfunny.Its screenplay is nothing more than a collection of forced scenes and situations we have seen on sit-coms.Stay far away from this crappy comedy.


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