Mother (1996)

In this painfully true-to-life comedy, Beatrice's angst-ridden son John suddenly decides to return home, putting crimp in her blissful solitude. Suffering from writer's block and a recent divorce, aspiring author John goes home to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 14, 1996
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It wasn't the automatic laughter produced by slam-dunk punch lines, but the laughter of recognition, of insight, even sometimes of squirmy discomfort, as the truths hit close to home.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The best foreign language film of 2010.

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Michael Dequina

The clash of personalities that ensues produces some truly hilarious moments.

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USA Today

Not only will you laugh at someone else's pathetic problems, it'll save you money on therapy.

Emanuel Levy

For people who believe that a grown-up son can never go home again, Brook's serio comedy, one of the few Hollywood pictures dealing with mother-son relationship in a poignant way, came as a surprise; Debbie Reynolds in a comeback turn is great.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Good, not great Brooks, but Reynolds is a riot

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

For the most part its droll humor rubbed me the right way despite its pat facile conclusion and all the product placements.

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Scott Weinberg

Off-putting and uncomfortable ... but still pretty funny.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Brooks has always been a second-rate Woody Allen to me. This is a second-rate Brooks' film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
James Alvarez
It was good to see what inspired Danzig to write his biggest single.
jay nixon
debbie's perfect
alan jay
humourous..toned-down Albert..some good one liners..