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Smother (2008)

Smother

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Drama

Release Date

September 26, 2008 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

97 min.

Production Budget

$8 millions

Studio

Variance Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Vince Di Meglio

Producer

Jay Roach, Bill Johnson, Tim Rasmussen, Johnson Chan

Screenwriter

Tim Rasmussen, Vince Di Meglio

Starring

Story


Marilyn Cooper (Academy Award-winner Diane Keaton) is one of those mothers- the kind who'll call at 6:30 in the morning, the kind who will tell embarrassing stories to complete strangers, the kind that always has some bit of advice to impart. Because of this, her son Noah (Dax Shepard) has always kept her at a distance. When he's fired from his job, he heads home to his wife Clare (Liv Tyler) only to discover an unwelcome houseguest on his couch (Mike White).

He thinks his day can't get any worse, but soon the doorbell rings, and it's Marilyn, crying, with her bags and five foster dogs in tow. Suspecting her husband has been having an affair, she's decided to take a break, and has decided to take it at Noah's house.

Newly jobless, and under pressure from Clare to start a family despite his fears of inadequacy, Noah now finds the mother he's always kept at a distance just down the hallway. He soon starts to realize that if he wants to stand up to the problems in his life, he'll have to stand up to his mother. As heartwarming as it is hilarious, "Smother" is a family film in the truest sense of the term- your family.

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Diane Keaton stars as Marilyn Cooper and Dax Shepard stars as Noah Cooper in Variance Films' Smother (2008)
Mike White, Diane Keaton, Dax Shepard and Liv Tyler in Variance Films' Smother (2008)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..lives up to the ugliness of its title..”
by Nathan Lee [NY Times]
“..without much subtlety..”
by David Stratton [At the Movies]
“..quickly deduced as serious waste of time..”
by Brian Orndorf [BrianOrndorf.com]

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