Smothered by Mothers (2019)

Bobby Davis, a wealthy football star, goes bed one night secure in his wealth of almost one hundred million dollars and awakens the next morning almost broke. It appears that his business ... See full summary »


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John Fahy (screenplay by), Kurt Weichert (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannon Brown ... Bobby Davis
Heather Matarazzo ... Annie
Jim O'Heir ... Agent Miller
Burt Young ... Ivan
Alice Amter ... Whitney Roth
Juliette Bennett ... Cassandra Carter
Chuck Ardezzone ... Charlie Brasi
Ken Weichert ... Shawn O'Grady
Jonathan Yaskoff ... Vince Vargas
Jamie Bernadette ... Lola
Michael Buscemi ... Kurt
Robert Craighead ... Coach Carter
Marilyn Bass ... Pixie
Whitney Kimball Long ... Roxanne Cooper
William Haze ... Lenny


Bobby Davis, a wealthy football star, goes bed one night secure in his wealth of almost one hundred million dollars and awakens the next morning almost broke. It appears that his business manager lost almost all of Bobby's money. The business manager also lost every dollar invested by Bobby's relatives. Every last penny lost in a Ponzi scheme. As if things couldn't be worse Bobby finds out out that three women are pregnant...each with his baby. Things can always get worse. Like a straw in the wind, sponsors, their money and luck can go in any direction. Bobby is forced to retire from football after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. It was inevitable that authorities would show up and show up they did. Convinced that fun loving Bobby was knowingly involved in a Ponzi scheme, FBI agents were knocking at his mansion's door in short order. Just in case Bobby didn't understand the scope of the charges and investigation his lawyers inform him that he is completely broke and ... Written by Kurt Weichert

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14 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Naples, Florida, USA

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Actress Alice Amter plays attorney Whitney Roth in "Smothered by Mother"s. Alice is also known for playing Mrs Koothrappali, the mother of Raj (Kunal Nayyar), in the popular comedy, "The Big Bang Theory" See more »

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Loveable cast with funny premise
10 December 2018 | by HopeL22See all my reviews

This film was not at all what I expected. The title coupled with a beautiful cast had me thinking this would be yet another sexually fueled rom com. There is a tiny bit of that, but that's not what drives the film at all.

It follows a cocky football player that seems to be on top of the world, that is until his world comes crashing down as his sexual proclivities along with a shady friend ends up almost costing him everything. Shannon Brown brilliantly leads a very loveable cast with well developed and very interesting characters throughout. If you're not familiar with Shannon Brown's work, don't worry, you will be. I've seen four of his films, completely different genres, and he's been fantastic in all of them. As an indie stalwart, it's only a matter of time til he blows up in the mainstream. His comedic timing in this is razor sharp, his timely expressions and reactions to some of these crazy characters and situations keeps you engaged throughout. He's also not bad to look at either, ya know, if you're in to that whole tall, dark and handsome thing, lol.

Another highlight of the cast is Heather Matarrazo, who plays Brown's relentlessly annoying sister. I've always been a big fan, but this might be her best performance ever! Somehow her character is so likeable and so hatable at the same time which few actors can pull off. Anyone with a sibling will instantly connect with the way that Brown and Matarrazo play off each other. I read in an article where one of the producers said that much of their back and forth was ad lib and it makes sense when you watch it. I would love to see her do more roles like this! The chemistry between Brown and his assistant, played wonderfully by Jamie Bernadette, also stands out, quite a bit of steam when these two share the screen.

This was really well written, and Brian Herzlinger does a great job directing. I think the pacing is perfectly executed, it never seems to hit a lull. It seems to go quick, which is a good thing for a comedy, but it does leave you feeling like you want more, maybe they'll do a sequel. Either way, this was one of my favorite indie movies of all time and I highly recommend giving it a whirl.

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