Monday, August 28, 2017

Mother's Boys (1993)

This is one of those obscure little films that didn't do well at the box office and was quickly banished to the dark pits of the "cheap rack" at discount retailers and the dead zone slot on cable channels.

I can understand why from a technical standpoint. Despite its estimated multi-million budget, it does have the look and feel of a micro-budget indie flick. Not that there is anything wrong with micro-budget indies... unless you spent about six million over what higher-end micro-budget films cost to make.

So the film seems to have been buried quickly, and that's a shame because it has something we don't really see very often: Jamie Lee Curtis playing a truly psychotic character. I mean, the type of character that is on par with Alex in Fatal Attraction and Payton in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Yeah, that kind of psycho.

It's the story about a woman who took a little vacation from her family (for roughly three years) then returns to find a husband planning to re-marry and three sons who aren't quite sure what to make of Mom's reappearance. Crazy Mom does what she can to get back in with her sons, then tries to figure out how best to dispose of her new rival for the Lady of the House position.

It's not a great movie, but it's a fun one. A rainy day film that reminds us that choosing a spouse is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make and an unwise choice can land you in the ER (or worse!)

Info on IMDB: Mother's Boys

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