Albert Brooks

Mother

Mother

Reeling after his second divorce and struggling with writer’s block, sci-fi novelist John Henderson (Albert Brooks) resolves to figure out where his life went wrong, and hits on an unorthodox solution: moving back in with his relentlessly disapproving, cheerfully passive-aggressive mother (Debbie Reynolds), whose favorite son has always been John’s younger brother, Jeff (Rob Morrow). It’s an experiment that, however harebrained, delivers surprising results. Brooks’s film perfectly blends the writer-director-star’s biting wit with insight and inviting warmth, while giving him a formidable foil in the delightful Reynolds, triumphant in a comeback role that’s equal parts caustic and charming.

Film Info

  • United States
  • 1996
  • 104 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #1232

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Albert Brooks, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • New interview with Brooks
  • New interview with actor Rob Morrow
  • Teaser directed by Brooks
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey

    New cover based on an original theatrical poster

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Aug 27, 2024

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Albert Brooks, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • New interview with Brooks
  • New interview with actor Rob Morrow
  • Teaser directed by Brooks
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey

    New cover based on an original theatrical poster
Mother
Cast
Paul Collins
Lawyer
Laura Weekes
Karen Henderson
Albert Brooks
John Henderson
John C. McGinley
Carl
Debbie Reynolds
Beatrice Henderson
Vanessa Williams
Donna
Lisa Kudrow
Linda
Rob Morrow
Jeff Henderson
Isabel Glasser
Cheryl Henderson
Danielle Quinn
Jill Henderson
Spencer Klein
Josh Henderson
Anne Haney
Helen
Billye Ree Wallace
Alice
James Gleason
Waiter
Peter White
Charles
Rosalind Allen
Woman at gas station
Credits
Director
Albert Brooks
Producer
Scott Rudin
Producer
Herb Nanas
Written by
Albert Brooks
Written by
Monica Johnson
Director of photography
Lajos Koltai
Editor
Harvey Rosenstock
Production designer
Charles Rosen
Music
Marc Shaiman
Coproducer
Barry Berg
Coproducer
Adam Schroeder
Costume designer
Judy L. Ruskin
Casting
Deborah Aquila
Casting
Jane Shannon Smith
Art direction
Charles Butcher
Set designer
Pamela Klamer
Hair
Gayle Rowell-Ryan
Makeup
Bob Ryan
Script supervisor
Ana Maria Quintana
Still photographer
Elliott Marks