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Film / Mother (1996)

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A 1996 film that was written, directed by Albert Brooks who also stars as John Henderson, along with Debbie Reynolds as mother and son. This is the first film to have Reynolds in a major role in over twenty years.

A twice divorced successful novelist moves in with his mother to figure out why he has problems in relationships with women.

Also stars Rob Morrow, Isabel Glasser, Paul Collins, and Lisa Kudrow.


Tropes for the film:

  • Character Title: About John's mother, Beatrice.
  • It Tastes Like Feet: The titular mother has a large vat of orange ice cream that she has kept in her freezer for years. She offers some to her grown-up son, John, who disgustedly proclaims "It tastes like an orange foot."
  • The Un Favourite: John believes that he is this compared to his brother Jeff.