Smother
Smother (2007)

When an everyday thirtysomething is fired from his job, his unemployment woes are soon compounded as the ticking of his wife's maternal clock reaches a deafening pitch, and his overbearing mother announces plans to move in with the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 5, 2009
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
38%
Flixster
User Score
19%



Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly

Smother feels like the sort of misbegotten curiosity Comedy Central uses to fill its Sunday afternoon programming.

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Not exactly unequivocal accolades for the mom in your life, nor is it Mommie Dearest packing closet hangers. But there's a decided appreciation for the woman who raised you, warts and all, and debriefing of an assortment of lingering childhood grudges.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

Director and co-screenwriter Vince di Meglio handles this thin material without much subtlety.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

suffers from a distinct 'been there, done that' feeling to it

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Perhaps Diane Keaton was poisoned by merciless Asian gangsters with strict instructions to make two career-denting comedies that methodically peel away her integrity before she was allowed the sweet kiss of a life-saving antidote.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Filled with crazy situations, this comedy of errors may not work 100% of the time, but there are enough laughs to allow us to delight in its lunacy, and enough home truths about families and mother/son relationships, to be touched.

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Jason McKiernan
Filmcritic.com

doomed from conception

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Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

This film has its share of crass, unlikely jokes, but also allows its characters some psychological complexity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 19% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I don't understand all the bad reviews of this film. I was laughing out loud throughout. I thought that this movie had many, many chuckle moments, and… More
Cassie Hill
Very bizarre but cute movie. Good.
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CAST: Dax Shepard, Liv Tyler, Diane Keaton, Mike White, Ken Howard, Selma Stern, Jerry Lambert, Don Lake DIRECTED BY: Vince Di Meglio SUMMARY: After… More
Mason Williams
Smother, starring Diane Keaton and Liv Tyler is a good comedy. A young couple trying to start out have to compete with having her brother and his mother reside… More
Leigh Ryan
Funny stuff, for sure.
Nicki Marie
Good light comedy film with a lot of laughs. Maybe all the people who panned this one have stable mothers. LOL. I could relate to it. Diane Keaton and Liv… More