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Helicopter Mom (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 24 April 2015 (USA)
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Maggie Cooper thinks it would be really cool if her son Lloyd were gay. So cool, in fact, that she outs him to the entire school.

Director:

Salomé Breziner

Writer:

Duke Tran
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nia Vardalos ... Maggie
Jason Dolley ... Lloyd
Mark Boone Junior ... Max
Skyler Samuels ... Carrie
Devon Werkheiser ... Fitch
Kate Flannery ... Norma
Scott Shilstone ... Brad
Gillian Vigman ... Barbara
Kurt Collins ... Dan
Mike Hagerty ... Principal
David Lewis ... Parker
Lisa Loeb ... Mrs. Moore
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jasmine Adele ... Biker Babe (as Jasmine Adele Schley)
Juan Martin Aguirre Juan Martin Aguirre ... DINNER PATRON
Novell Alice ... Bar scene (as Sahara Lozornio)
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Storyline

Maggie Cooper thinks it would be so cool if her son Lloyd were gay. So cool in fact that she signs him up for a college scholarship for gay kids, sets him up on dates and then for good measure outs him to the entire school. And then Lloyd meets a girl. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Ruining his life. One nag at a time. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi madre contra todos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

American Film Productions See more »
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Color
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Trivia

When Lloyd's father Max tells him 4-1-1, Lloyd mentions Disney Channel. Jason Dolley (Llyod) was one of the main cast members in Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie (2010). See more »

Goofs

This is just one example of how poorly this film was made. The continuity is totally missing starting with the scene where mom is lying on the couch looking at Gay Scholarship results on her phone. Her hair is red, has no brightly-colored streaks in it, and she's wearing a blue t-shirt with large colored hearts on it. Her nail polish is black. In the next few frames, a close-up of the phone screen with the search results, her nails are pink, and the background shows some sort of patterned fabric that isn't in the wide shot. The next scene has her hurrying to her son's room, where her hair is back to brown with brightly-colored streaks, she's wearing a plaid, button-up shirt, and her nails are either polish-free or she's wearing clear polish.

Minor continuity glitches are amusing. These are so glaring as to make the movie more difficult to watch. Knowing that the creators couldn't have cared less, why should I care about this film?

Ugh. See more »

Crazy Credits

This film is a work of pure fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, events or locations is purely coincidental. Really, Mom, this isn't about you. See more »

Connections

References To Catch a Predator (2004) See more »

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Nobody is renting this drek for a reason...
25 May 2015 | by studiochiqSee all my reviews

Helicopter Mom is a forced comedy that mines uneasy humor from stale stereotypes. Directed by Salomé Breziner from a dated script by Duke Tran, the film's idea of pro-LGBT dialogue takes the form of one-liners like "My son's not gay — he doesn't like pesto!" It gets worse. Breziner's disjointed film is rife with story lines that go nowhere and characters that briefly appear and disappear without explanation. Nia Vardalos' character is more clown than character, earning no sympathy from the audience. First-time screenwriter Duke Tran's script is plagued with dialogue that plays for cheap, crass laughs.

Bad ideas are sometimes saved by good scripts, but this is, unfortunately, not one of those times. It drones on and on with failed jokes. Its queer subject matter is supposed to work as a satire, but fails miserably and ends up serving up stereotypes and expects the audience to get the context of the satire which is lazy and lame. With an onslaught of misunderstanding of what being queer means and what the gay lifestyle is, the film flounders and just falls into completely stupid territory.

It is no wonder why nobody is renting this failure.


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