Wednesday, May 10, 2017

1996 - MOTHER, another Albert Brooks observational comedy.

This quiet laid back comedy from satirist Albert Brooks is probably a little too laid back for its own good.  The story involves a writer who is attempting to come to grips with his relationship with his mother.  His decision is to move back home and live with his mother while he gets his head on straight.

Brooks and Debbie Reynolds are good as the son and the mother and the rest of what cast there is does their best to wring some laughs out of the situation.

The film is somewhat of a change of pace for Albert Brooks who usually has the knives out with this usual con artist character.  Here he tries for something a little more normal with his comic characterization. 

A not bad picture it has some quiet laughs.

123 minutes.

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