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Theresa Is a Mother (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 25 September 2015 (USA)
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Singer/songwriter and single mother Theresa McDermott has finally hit the end of the line in NYC. Unable to make ends meet, she is forced to pack up her life and her 3 girls and move back ... See full summary »


C. Fraser Press
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edie McClurg ... Cloris McDermott
C. Fraser Press ... Theresa McDermott
Richard Poe ... Roy McDermott
Robert Turano ... Jerry Nerwitz
Matthew Gumley ... Seth Nerwitz
Schuyler Press ... Maggie McDermott (as Schuyler Iona Press)
Maeve Press ... Tuesday McDermott
Amaya Press ... Penelope McDermott
Elaine Bromka ... Kendra
Violet Krumbein Violet Krumbein ... Mindy
Charles Anthony Burks Charles Anthony Burks ... TV Preacher
Vinnie Favale ... Club MC
Hannah Fordin Hannah Fordin ... Grocery Checkout Girl
Lauren Oppelt ... Bar MItzvah Band Singer
Paris Amber Paris Amber ... Melody


Singer/songwriter and single mother Theresa McDermott has finally hit the end of the line in NYC. Unable to make ends meet, she is forced to pack up her life and her 3 girls and move back to the small town and parents she ran from a decade ago. Teresa needs a job, her parents need their space and a family tragedy that was never dealt with from years past needs closure. Old wounds, unattainable dreams and a few other things expose themselves as a fractured family works to become whole and a single mom, a responsible mother. Written by Anonymous

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25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »


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$200,000 (estimated)
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Winner Best Feature Film at the Orlando Film Festival, International Film Festival Manhattan, Reel Independent Film Extravaganza, Long Island International Film Expo (Jury Award), Chain NYC FIlm Festival, Northeast Film Festival and the Amsterdam Film Festival (Van Gogh Award). See more »

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Funny and heartfelt look at the trials and tribulations of a single Mom
16 January 2016 | by wllm995See all my reviews

TIAM is a frequently very funny and always heartfelt look at the problems encountered by a single Mom who is forced to move from the big city back into her parents home in small town America.

With her 3 young daughters (played by the actresses real life daughters) in tow and no prospects for any work (aside from her poor attempts to succeed as a singer/songwriter) she much navigate the difficulties of living with here quirky parents and finding a meaningful job in a very small town.

All of the actors did a fine job - in particular C. Fraser Press in the lead role and her 3 very talented daughters.

Recommended to all lovers of realistic family humor and quirky family dynamics.

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