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Mom's Day Away (2014)

TV-G | | Comedy | TV Movie 11 May 2014
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A frustrated stay-at-home mom takes a weekend away when her family ignores her over Mother's Day.

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Mark Jean

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Spyder Dobrofsky (story), Tippi Dobrofsky (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bonnie Somerville ... Laura Miller
James Tupper ... Michael Miller
Ona Grauer ... Trish Danville
Iain Belcher ... Brandon Miller
Kaitlyn Bernard ... Ella Miller
Kevin McNulty ... Don Holland
Toby Levins ... Jason
David Milchard ... Cop
Dave Dimapilis Dave Dimapilis ... Emcee
Drew Ray Tanner ... Richie (as Drew Tanner)
Bernadette Saquibal ... New Mother
Erica Sigurdson Erica Sigurdson ... Paula Hill
Ellen Ewusie ... Spa Attendant
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Storyline

It's just before the Mother's Day weekend. Laura Miller née Ames is housewife to real estate agent Michael Miller and stay-at-home mom to mid-teen Brandon Miller and twelve year old Ella Miller. Laura and Michael met immediately after she got her Architecture degree, she forgoing a career in favor of marriage and a family. Laura used to think that they as a collective were a team, but now feels the other three have all moved on without her, Michael always on the phone with clients, and the kids preoccupied with their own lives. The three have an expectation that Laura will always be there to do whatever they need done around the house without question. Michael has also placed her in a role that she does not want but feels that someone has to do in placing boundaries for the kids: bad cop. All three of her family members forgetting until she reminds them that it is Mother's Day weekend upcoming, Michael informing her that he has to postpone their long planned summer family vacation to ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mother's Day Off See more »

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eOne Television See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Goofs

At around 50 minutes in, Laura comes home for a quick visit. She comes in the front door, puts a brown clutch bag on the side table. When leaving the clutch bag has been replaced with a large black bag with handles. See more »

Connections

References Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007) See more »

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Don't Stop
Written by Christine McVie
Performed by Bonnie Somerville
[Laura sings the song at the karaoke club]
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for moms
9 September 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Laura Miller (Bonnie Somerville) is a stay-at-home mom. It's Mother's Day weekend and nobody seems to notice other than her daughter's school assignment. Her dream of Paris is fading as her husband (James Tupper) cancels. An eaten school cake is the last straw and she decides to stay with her successful single sister Trish (Ona Grauer) who has a great boyfriend.

Her family is completely inconsiderate. They're rather annoying when they need to be adorably clueless. The cake is a prime example. It's adorably clueless to take little bites. It's annoying that they finish it off. When they run over the pot, they should comment on it. Her adventures aren't that adventurous. It's set up for one of those girls go wild adventures but this is the all together PG version. Nothing really happens. The only thing that happens is something sad with Trish's boyfriend. The family's lesson learned is a little too earnest. The whole movie needs better jokes. However, stay-at-home moms may find joy in this story.


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