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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.

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Salomé Breziner

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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 Novell Alice ... Bar scene (as Sahara Lozornio)
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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

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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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 »

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American Film Productions See more »
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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?

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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 »

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References Sailor Moon (1995) See more »

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For real?
16 February 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Stupid movies come out all the time. There are bad films on gay related subjects. But this one had the imprimatur of the Points Foundation which is a group that gives scholarships to deserving LGBT youth. Very important because there are a lot of gay kids still subject to bullying which tends to stifle education. Believe me I know.

There could probably have been made a serious film on that issue, but the producers of Helicopter Mom opted for a truly bad, not only bad, but insulting comedy. In a plot borrowed somewhat from the 80s Soul Man, this overbearing Mom played by Nia Vardalos decides that her son Jason Dolley has to get a scholarship from somewhere to afford college in the East. So what to do, but out him with some of the usual results gay kids face. She even tries to find him dates.

In point of fact the kid is in the category of questioning. We all develop our sexuality at our own pace. A topic that also could have been handled better.

Here in my city I support the Embrace WNY group and it's annual brunch which among other things also provides scholarships for deserving LGBT youth. I think the talent there among those who sponsor and participate could come up with a better film.

They couldn't do much worse.


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