Mother [DVD] [1996]

Albert Brooks' comedy Mother comes to DVD from Paramount with a 1.85:1 widescreen transfer. Audio is offered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound in English or Dolby Surround in French with optional English subtitles. The only extra feature is the theatrical trailer. This disc is a standard release that should be adequate for fans of the film.
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Widescreen version enhanced for 16x9 TVs
  • Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround; French Dolby Surround
  • English subtitles
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selection
  • Theatrical trailer


A man tries to figure out why his best friend isn't his mother in this comedy written and directed by Albert Brooks. John Henderson (Brooks) is a neurotic, self-obsessed writer whose relationships with women have been almost uniformly disastrous. Middle-aged and single, John decides that he must come to terms with his problems with women, and he decides to start with the first significant female relationship of his life -- his mother, Beatrice (Debbie Reynolds). John arrives at Beatrice's house and announces that he's moving back into his old room until he can resolve his issues with her. Beatrice politely plays along, but she is more puzzled by John's behavior than anything else. John and Beatrice soon find that they spend less time trying to resolve their differences than arguing if salads can be frozen or if you can really tell the difference between premium ice cream and the supermarket's store brand. Rob Morrow plays John's brother, and Lisa Kudrow plays one of John's less compatible blind dates. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Albert Brooks
    Albert Brooks - John Henderson
  • Debbie Reynolds
    Debbie Reynolds - Beatrice
  • Rob Morrow
    Rob Morrow - Jeff
  • Lisa Kudrow
    Lisa Kudrow - Linda
  • John C. McGinley
    John C. McGinley - John's Buddy

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Debbie Reynolds shines as a mother many of us can relate to and is charming opposite Albert Brooks. Has always been one of my favorite movies and actually relies on acting rather than special effects to tell its story!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
    • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

    debbie reynolds with perfect comedy timing. she is a wonderful actress. enjoyed this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Comedy

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Thios is a great comedy and Debbie Reynolds is so funny in this movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Very funny mother-son movie with Debbie Reynolds, Albert Brooks & Rob Morrow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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