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Encyclopedia > Mother (1996 film)
Mother

Film poster
Directed by Albert Brooks
Produced by Herb Nanas
Scott Rudin
Written by Albert Brooks
Monica Mcgowan Johnson
Starring Albert Brooks
Debbie Reynolds
Rob Morrow
Lisa Kudrow
John C. McGinley
Music by Marc Shaiman
Cinematography Lajos Koltai
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) December 27, 1996 (limited)
January 24, 1997 (wide)
Running time 104 min.
Country US
Language English
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Mother is a 1996 movie directed and written by Albert Brooks, and starring Brooks and Debbie Reynolds. The comedy involves a failed science fiction writer who attempts to improve his relations with his mother by moving in with her. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947 as Albert Lawrence Einstein) is an Academy Award nominated American actor, writer, comedian and director. ... Scott Rudin (born July 14, 1958) is an American motion picture producer known not only for his award-winning films, but also for his legendary temper. ... Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress, dancer and singer. ... Rob Morrow Rob Morrow (born September 21, 1962 in New Rochelle, New York) is an American actor currently starring in the television program Numb3rs. ... Lisa Marie Diane Kudrow (born July 30, 1963) is an Emmy Award- and SAG-winning American actress best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom Friends. ... John Christopher McGinley (born August 3, 1959) is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. ... Marc Shaiman (born October 22, 1959) is a composer, lyricist, arranger and performer for films, television and theatre. ... Lajos Koltai, ASC, HSC, (born April 2, 1946 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian cinematographer and film director best known for his work with legendary Hungarian director Istvan Szabo, and Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947 as Albert Lawrence Einstein) is an Academy Award nominated American actor, writer, comedian and director. ... Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress, dancer and singer. ...


Trivia

Albert Brooks wanted a famous actress from the 1950s to play the role of Mother, and originally offered the role to retired actresses Nancy Reagan and Doris Day. Day refused. Reagan loved the script and considered coming out of retirement for her first acting role in more than 40 years, but decided instead to stay home and care for her husband, Ronald Reagan, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Brooks then asked his good friend Carrie Fisher if he could send the script to her mother, Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds happily accepted the part. This does not cite any references or sources. ... Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... Anne Frances Robbins Nancy Davis Reagan, or Nancy Reagan (born July 6, 1921), was the First Lady of the United States of America from 1981 to 1989. ... Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967 – 1975). ... Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist. ... Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress, dancer and singer. ...


Reception

Mother became the highest-grossing Brooks-directed film to date, with a total of $19 million earned at the box-office.[1] It also won the most awards of the films which Brooks has directed. Brooks and co-writer Monica Mcgowan Johnson won the New York Film Critics Circle Award and the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay. Debbie Reynolds won a Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. New York Film Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor excellence in cinema worldwide by an organization of film reviewers from New York City-based publications. ... The National Society of Film Critics or NSFC is an American film critic organization. ... The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ...


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