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  • Summary: Momma’s Man chronicles the increasingly anxious dilemma of Mikey, a young husband and father who stops off at his parents’ loft during a business trip to New York and finds himself emotionally unable to leave. Unsure of his own motivations, he makes up excuses about why he’s staying – hisMomma’s Man chronicles the increasingly anxious dilemma of Mikey, a young husband and father who stops off at his parents’ loft during a business trip to New York and finds himself emotionally unable to leave. Unsure of his own motivations, he makes up excuses about why he’s staying – his flight is delayed; his flight is canceled – but while his doting mother (the director’s real mother) is more than happy to enable his procrastination, his father (the director’s real father) grows suspicious of his sons changes of plans. (Kino International) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
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  1. 100
    One of the sweetest, saddest stories Franz Kafka never wrote.
  2. Beautiful, wise, and poker-faced comedy of discombobulation.
  3. 90
    A highly unusual combination of craft, emotion and integrity.
  4. 83
    A comedy of sorts, though to Jacobs' credit, he doesn't aim for cheap laughs.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    80
    Wryly comic, sometimes heartbreaking and altogether original film about a thirtysomething Angeleno who pays a visit to his aging New York parents and finds himself unwilling or unable to leave.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. JulieE.
    Sep 30, 2008
    0
    We walked out. For reference, I liked Tell No One, Roman De Geur and thought with Burn After Reading was fun. There ya have it. Save your money.

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