| Share


Director: Albert Brooks
Writers: Albert Brooks and Monica Johnson
Director of Photography: Lajos Koltai
Editor: Harvey Rosenstock
Music: Marc Shaiman
Production Designer: Charles Rosen
Producers: Scott Rudin and Herb Nanas
Paramount; PG-13; 104 minutes
Release: 12/96
Cast: Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Lisa Kudrow and Rob Morrow

Brooks introduces his film with a description of two types of mothers: the ones who think their children are perfect and the other kind. Beatrice Henderson (Reynolds) is the other kind. She accepts, not welcomes, her twice-divorced son, John (Brooks), when he moves back home. She shows her annoyance by dividing the refrigerator into two sides, and he plays on his mother's neuroses, inviting her to Victoria's Secret for a shopping spree. The nearly flawless screenplay defines not only the characters' personalities, but also the entire family history in pointed set pieces of constant bickering. Brooks should do this more often.

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

More on Mother from Infoplease:

  • Mothers by the Numbers - Find statistical and demographic information about mothers in the United States from the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Mother's Day Quotations - Mother's Day Quotations Need a suggestion for your Mother's Day card? compiled by Christine ...
  • Mother's Day Features - Learn about the history of Mother's Day, find quotes about mothers and motherhood, gift ideas, statistics about mothers, quizzes about famous mothers, and more
  • Ten Best countries for Mothers - The following table lists the top ten best countries to be a mother in the world.
  • Ten Best countries for Mothers - The following table lists the top ten best countries to be a mother in the world.

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring