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Mama's Boy (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 14 December 2007 (Canada)
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A twenty-nine year-old slacker who lives with his mom realizes his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau.

Director:

Tim Hamilton

Writer:

Hank Nelken
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Heder ... Jeffrey Mannus
Diane Keaton ... Jan Mannus
Jeff Daniels ... Mert Rosenbloom
Anna Faris ... Nora Flannigan
Eli Wallach ... Seymour Warburton
Dorian Missick ... Mitch
Sarah Chalke ... Maya
Mary Kay Place ... Barbara
Adam Devine ... Alhorn (as Adam DeVine)
Simon Helberg ... Rathkon
Rhys Coiro ... Trip
Hank Doughan ... Young Jeffrey (as Hank Dougan)
Laura Kightlinger ... Mert's Secretary
Dennis Cockrum ... Bus Driver
Hank Nelken ... Richard
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Storyline

Eccentric Jeffrey Mannus is 29 years old and still lives at home with his mom, Jan. He sees no reason to alter this arrangement, but his perfect world is upended when Jan meets Mert, a motivational speaker. Mert successfully woos Jan and moves in on Jeffrey's territory, something Jeffrey will not tolerate. Jeffrey enlists the aid of an unlikely ally, an aspiring singer-songwriter, Nora, with an anti-establishment penchant and a soft spot for him. As the war between Mert and Jeffrey escalates, something unprecedented happens -- slowly, to both his own surprise and horror, Jeffrey discovers his inner adult. Written by WIP

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You have to fight for the right to never grow up.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ana kuzusu See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$688,145
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There is a scene filmed at the Burbank location of PC Club, a small computer chain that at once was nationwide but went bankrupt in July 2008. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Nora drops Jeffrey off after coming back from Arizona, just as he punches the air in rage and the camera backs up, the camera's movement backwards disturbs a plant in the bottom of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey Mannus: Are you sure you're gonna be okay sleeping on the floor?
Seymour Warburton: I was thinking you would sleep on the floor.
Jeffrey Mannus: I've got spina bifida.
Seymour Warburton: I have osteoporosis.
Jeffrey Mannus: Well, I'm allergic to dust.
Seymour Warburton: I'm ninety-one fuckin' years old.
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Features Say Anything... (1989) See more »

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Ready steady Go
Written by Billy Idol and Tony James
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Better than its rating here
9 June 2008 | by uncre8tvSee all my reviews

Jeff Daniels does his usual respectable job, Keaton mostly keeps the hysterics at bay, Anna Farris adds some dimension to her standard stoner chick, and Heder tries his best to not delve too deep into the Napoleon Dynamite well. Sarah Chalke is always a nice addition to any cast too. This is a decent indy movie, not great but far better than the 4.9 here. It was a victim of its marketing as much as anything. The story starts strong and finds a reasonable resolution without resorting to slapstick or painfully implausible plot twists. The cinematography was better than average - there's a great shot of Keaton framed by kitchen cabinets early on, and the lighting/exposure and set design are reminiscent of Little Miss Sunshine. Well worth picking up as a weekend rental or throwing in the online queue for some light viewing.


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