- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 5, 2009
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Kino Video
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 08/29/2008
"Episodically structured, MOMMA'S MAN catches the rhythm of life through drifty interludes, fragmented exchanges and moments so delicate they would break in rougher hands."
Los Angeles Times - 09/05/2008
"At once poignant and ruefully amusing....The film is a comment on the stresses of fast-changing modern life....Mastery of tone is everything here, and Azazel's control, combines with his wit, perception, discretion and easy command of the visual and of his cast makes MOMMA'S MAN a gem."
Film Comment - 09/01/2008
"[A] dysfunctional family indie with an Emily Dickinson soul: a homegrown song, tidy in its emotional turmoil, that opens a world of feeling through the terms right at hand."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/26/2008
Included in Entertainment Weekly's 2008 Films Of The Year -- "Azazel Jacobs has made a profound comedy of identity..."
Writer-director Azazel Jacobs casts his artist parents--filmmaker Ken and painter Flo Jacobs--in this independent comedy that earned raves at the Sundance Film Fest. In MOMMA'S MAN, Los Angeles resident Mikey (Matt Boren), a distant husband and inattentive new father, takes a trip back to his home town of New York. In short order, his visit to his parents' apartment turns into an extended stay as he rediscovers his childhood and begins to revert to a state of adolescence. Jacobs's MAN transcends its typically indie premise to deliver a captivating film of uncommon insight. Ken and Flo's apartment, segmented into little nooks and filled to the brim with books and bric-a-brac, is oddly stimulating and appropriate as a movie setting, and truly a sight to behold. Fans of focused, stunning independent cinema will find many treasures in MOMMA'S MAN.
Bumped from a flight back to Los Angeles and the life, wife, and infant daughter that await him there, Mikey (Matt Boren) returns to his childhood home, a cluttered, cocoon-like Manhattan loft presided over by his bohemian parents. "You can stay here as long as you want," Mikey"s mother tells him. But in Azazel Jacobs' Momma's Man, what begins as a respite from adult responsibility becomes a premature mid-life crisis. Re-installed in a household saturated with two generations of bric-a-brac evoking days gone by, Mikey starts to regress and drift back to an awkward youth he never outgrew.
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