Momma's Man
Momma's Man (2008)

A grown man locked into an extended state of arrested adolescence returns to the nest while concocting a series of excuses as to why he cannot return to his wife and child in this existential comedy drama from filmmaker Azazel Jacobs. Mikey… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 22, 2008
DVD Release Date: May 5, 2009
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Moody yet touching, Momma's Man successfully illustrates with elegant simplicity the struggles of a man consumed with his adolescence.

Rob Nelson

Jacobs's low-fi third feature forges unique stylistic territory for the American independent film.

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San Francisco Chronicle

The main character in Momma's Man shuffles through life like he's been poleaxed, and you may feel the same after you watch this slow-motion indie exercise about a grown-up who returns home and can't leave.

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Robert Koehler
Cinema Scope

Momma's Man is not a document of an artist making a film as an exorcism, but a memoir of recent things past, when the act of doing away with childish matters was confronted and done.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This simple but assured indie drama about the safety of childhood and the necessity of leaving it is particularly affecting because writer-director Azazel Jacobs draws so heavily on his own life.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

It works from a specific place and lets audiences relate to that place, and the people in it, like trusted intimates.

Ian Buckwalter

Jacobs' minimalist approach demands acting of extraordinary sensitivity, which he gets from his cast, particularly from Matt Boren in the lead role.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

Awkward pauses and gestures and moments of self-examination give it a rich texture. It's a lovely work, sad and funny. A melancomedy, if you will.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

On the surface, it's a straightforward low-budget tale about a grown man who visits his parents and refuses to leave. Yet deeper, darker currents move through Momma's Man, eddying around fears of letting go on both sides of the generational divide.

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Edward Porter
Times (UK)

The film is decidedly low-key. As such movies go, it's enjoyable, though you might find yourself wishing Mikey would just pull himself together.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
[size=3]The ultra-indie, hand-made "Momma's Man" is one of a kind. In his feature-film debut, writer/ director [b]Azazel Jacobs[/b] takes the… More
Brandon Klaus
Boring and pretentious.
Sunil Jawahir
A truly odd movie that annoyed me but was good enough not to hate. I read a lot of good things about this movie but didn't really feel like there was… More

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