Serial Mom details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ricki Lake, Scott Wesley, Matthew Lillard, Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Suzanne Somers, Mink Stole|
|Run time:||1 hour 29 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Just don't annoy this lady!By gratton from Hants , 22 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]With a cast that throws themselves body and soul into this send up of the great American ideal of happy families this film really goes for the jugular vein in humour, as surely as Mom goes for the jugular of anyone who crosses her!
The film also takes a side swipe at media excesses, people who will not recycle, collectors of cheap tat and more.
The plot soon becomes unreal but the pace is so fast that one is carried along and able to overlook the shortcomings.
Funny, delightful and with just the right amount of horror ... see it!
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cult classic!By Walruss (2 reviews) , 22 Nov 2013Saw this film when I was younger and still love rewatching to this day. Funny stuff from all involvedand more than worthy of your time if you like some cheese and laughs with your (very mild) horror!
MOTHER I WOULD LOVE TO FONDLEBy a customer from TUNBRIDGE WELLS, ENGLAND , 21 Dec 2010Wonderful black comedy about a serial killer that contains more realistic insight into the psychopathic mind than most, allegedly-serious serial killer movies. Trivial slights blown up out of all proportion and used as justifications for murder. An obsession with appearing morally-perfect by pointing out the minor imperfections of others in the hope that these latter will occult ones own wrongdoing. Playing with the phobias of others in order to make those others' lives miserable.
The director (John Waters) is skewering the pettiness of White, middle-class suburban life and the ennui that allows people to create a celebrity out of their local murderer simply because their lives are so empty. Here we have a culture that lacks anything positive to praise so praises the negative. Moreover, the brightly-lit mise en scène perfectly captures the prettiness of the social milieu presented in order to create the strong contrast with what is really happening just below the surface that drives the films plot throughout.
Kathleen TURNER is simply brilliant in the role and makes the unpleasantness palatable so that film does not become the bad taste gore-fest it could so easily have become. Sam WATERSTON is out of his depth and has no real idea how to play the husband of a serial killer; unbalancing the drama. This is a comic version of The Killer Inside Me.
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Serial Mom (1994)By Teebs (160 reviews) from Rochester , 04 Dec 2009Some funny moments to be found, mostly thanks to Turner's comic turn as the domestic goddess turned celebrity-status murderer. Those with a secret mean streak themselves will get a kick out of the premise, and it gleefully sends up both horror films and family movies. It's let down by a dull courtroom ending, but mostly harmful fun!
Must See!By a customer from Gloucesterhsire , 15 Jul 2009This film is excellent, i've watched it about 10 times! It's more humourous and gory than scary, the first time i watchedit i was only 10! So i guess the humour might be a little juvenile. Overall it's dark, funny and Kathleen Turner is amazing!
Dark and Twisted GemBy Moviebabe (21 reviews) from London , 26 Aug 2008I love this movie......Its a perfect portrayl of what each and every one of us thinks about doing to those annoying individuals in our normal dreary lives.Kathleen Turner is brilliant.She really does seem so average and so together and yet she is scarier than Freddy Kruger any day!You wont know whether to laugh or cry!