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Mama's Boy

Tim Hamilton and Jon Heder in Mama's BoyStill of Diane Keaton and Jon Heder in Mama's BoyStill of Jon Heder in Mama's BoyStill of Anna Faris and Jon Heder in Mama's Boy

Plot

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.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 5.2/10 (3,522 voted)

Director:
Tim Hamilton

Stars: Diane Keaton, Jon Heder, Jeff Daniels

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.

Cast:

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


Simon Helberg

Rathkon


Rhys Coiro

Trip


Hank Dougan

Young Jeffrey


Laura Kightlinger

Mert's Secretary


Dennis Cockrum

Bus Driver


Hank Nelken

Richard

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

Release Date: 14 December 2007

Filming Locations: Long Beach, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,939
(Romania)
(23 December 2007)
(4 Screens)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Did You Know?

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.

Goofs:

Crew or equipment visible:
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.

Quotes:

Jeffrey Mannus:
You can't win my affection back with Manwhich!



User Review

Not Worth 4.9

Rating: 8/10


I thought this was an excellent movie. There is lots of potential from
the big names in this film (Eli Wallach what an actor). Jeff Daniels
though played his role terribly.

Some say it is a bit of a copy of Failure To Launch and Mr Woodcock.
Failure To Launch is a romantic comedy and Mr Woodcock is crap. This is
so much better. It also seems to aimed at an older audience then just
teenagers. I think for Tim Hamilton's first directing job it is
excellent

Its just disappointing that Warner Bros. have pushed this film out of
the limelight. It is quite a good film and better then most in the
"teenage" genre.

8/10