4.8/10
331
4 user 1 critic

Maternal Obsession (2008)

Her Only Child (original title)
A lonely woman sabotages any relationship that her daughter tries to maintain.

Director:

Douglas Jackson

Writers:

Mary Weinstein (story), Mary Weinstein (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Deadly Vows (TV Movie 1994)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based on a true story. Bobbi Gilbert finds herself seduced by a married man named Tom Weston. This leads to Tom living out his dreams as a lethal ladies man, ending up in arson, bigamy, and finally, murder.

Director: Alan Metzger
Stars: Gerald McRaney, Josie Bissett, Peggy Lipton
Deadly Intentions (TV Movie 1985)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young, naive woman falls for and marries a doctor but then she realizes that he is not what he seemed.

Director: Noel Black
Stars: Michael Biehn, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Morgana King
For Their Own Good (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A factory worker gets an ultimatum from her employer that she agree to be sterilized or be fired.

Director: Ed Kaplan
Stars: Elizabeth Perkins, Laura San Giacomo, Charles Haid
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Biological parents sell their baby then harass the couple that wants to adopt her.

Director: Donald Wrye
Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Polly Draper, Robert Desiderio
Who's Stalking Me? (TV Movie 2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A woman begins to look into the background of the cop who is investigating her friend's case.

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Chelsea Ricketts, Michael Welch, Bryan Lillis
A Daughter's Nightmare (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A daughter's life is sent into a tailspin when her mother falls victim to the charms of a seemingly innocent male friend with sinister intentions.

Director: Vic Sarin
Stars: Emily Osment, Paul Johansson, Victoria Pratt
Terror in the Family (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The portrait of a dysfunctional Nineties suburban family, where behind closed doors, alcohol and rebellion are hidden among the lie of perfection. 15-year-old Deena's sleazy, twisted boyfriend is believed - at first - to be the cause.

Director: Gregory Goodell
Stars: Joanna Kerns, Dan Lauria, Hilary Swank
Long Lost Son (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A woman discovers the son she thought had drowned is alive and well, living with the man who kidnapped him.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Craig Sheffer, Chace Crawford
For My Daughter's Honor (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In Tate, Oklahoma a popular coach, Pete Nash, is accused of having a sexual relation with 14 years old Amy, one of his school's pupils.

Director: Alan Metzger
Stars: Gary Cole, Nicholle Tom, Mac Davis
Locked Away (2010)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A high school senior seeks help from a pregnancy counselor who exploits the situation for her own gain.

Director: Doug Campbell
Stars: Jean Louisa Kelly, Kirsten Zien, Paula Trickey
Caught I (2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A desperate housewife discovers her husband is having an affair and kidnaps his unsuspecting mistress, but what starts as a prank quickly spirals out of control.

Director: Maggie Kiley
Stars: Anna Camp, Stefanie Scott, Sam Page
Her Sister's Keeper (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Kate's life is turned upside down when her younger sister, Melissa, disappears. When Kate investigates, she discovers that a large amount of drug money vanished with her sister.

Director: Michael Scott
Stars: Dahlia Salem, Ty Olsson, Meghan Ory
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Nicholle Tom ... Lily Stanler
Gwynyth Walsh ... Inez Stanler
Cameron Daddo ... Larry Nowack
Kim Bubbs ... Joanna
Mark Camacho ... Mr. Jorris (as Mark Camancho)
Allison Graham ... Hostess
Martin Thibaudeau ... Michael
Craig Thomas ... Roger
Linda Smith Linda Smith ... Lydia (as Linda E. Smith)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Islam Balbaa Islam Balbaa ... Pedestrian
Anik Rompré Anik Rompré ... Passerby
Edit

Storyline

Lily, 31, is an average woman with an average life. She's pretty, friendly, and does well at her job as a claims analyst for an insurance company. But there's one facet of Lily's life that just isn't normal-her mother. A couple years ago, Lily moved back in with her mother Inez, 60, to help take care of her when she was sick. Now that she's there, Inez is not about to let her leave. Lonely and bitter after her own husband left her years ago, Inez feels that Lily is the only person she has left in the world and has tangled such a web of guilt and lies around Lily, the young woman is scared to leave. Inez does everything she can-even going to extremes-to sabotage any relationship Lily tries to have... especially with men. Unfortunately for Inez, Lily begins dating a guy at work, Larry, 40, who is seemingly perfect for her. Fearing her daughter will soon leave to 'have her own life,' Inez realizes she must pull out the big guns to make sure Lily and Larry never end up together. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The bond between mother and daughter is always strong. But what happens when a mother's love goes too far? When good intentions are misdirected, and a mother's love becomes an obsession. See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Lifetime TV

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maternal Instinct See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A deeply disturbed mother tries to stop her daughter from having a life
26 March 2008 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

The leggy eldest daughter on "The Nanny," Nicholle Tom, is all grown up now and "Her Only Child" in this 2008 film also starring Cameron Daddo and Gwynyth Walsh. Tom plays Lily Stanler, unlucky in love, who lives with her suffocating wreck of a mother (Walsh) who is terrified of bugs and of her daughter leaving her. She's the type of mom who makes cookies when her daughter is on a diet and wants to see a movie on Saturday night when she knows her daughter has a date that evening. When Lily meets the handsome Larry (Daddo), mom has a knife injury requiring stitches in the middle of one date, and during Lily's romantic weekend with Larry, her dog gets into the garbage back home and is possibly poisoned (I was nervous about Binky all during the movie). Add to that the fact that Lily's past relationships have ended somewhat suddenly, Mom always being there to pick up the pieces takes on new meaning - mom's the one creating the breakage to begin with. Does Lily need a sledgehammer over her head before she figures this out? Or does Binky or her new beau have to die before she gets a clue? Tune in and find out! Walsh is so obviously a whacko that it's impossible to believe her daughter would think she was even semi-normal. Still you can't help but feel sorry for the manipulated Lily character - the beautiful Tom has a sweet presence, and you just want to throttle her to get a life. Daddo, of "F/X" fame is hunky as ever.

Very ordinary, very typical Lifetime movie. Lifetime rotates the same three or four plots and changes the cast - and we keep watching. Now who's crazy?


26 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed