Momma's Man Synopsis
A man who has avoided his wife and child at home has a change of heart.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It works from a specific place and lets audiences relate to that place, and the people in it, like trusted intimates.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
It's time to stop calling Azazel Jacobs a "promising" filmmaker. With Momma's Man, Jacobs achieves the promise.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Beautiful, wise, and poker-faced comedy of discombobulation.
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Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
One of the sweetest, saddest stories Franz Kafka never wrote.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Deeper, darker currents move through Momma's Man, eddying around fears of letting go on both sides of the generational divide.
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Portland Oregonian

Perhaps the most indispensable cast member is the Jacobs' dwelling, their residence since 1966.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A little miracle, Azazel Jacobs' lovely story of a life lost and found tackles big issues -love, maturity, fulfillment - in deceptively...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Insightful and involving.
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Film Threat

The movie is quiet and minimal in its dialogue, and it has flashes of humor and thoughtfulness. However, it's also unbearably slow and hard...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Really doesn't pay off much.
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Momma's Man

By betteboop
Extraordinary film making--which allows the viewer to enter into the protagonsit's interior--identify with his pain--and empathize with the overwhleming feelings of helplessness of the parents as...

Facinating, Funny, Touching...

By nhw3w
A great lead performance and a script and direction that tell a story with few words but many beautiful and funny images. Don't miss it......

Momma's Man

By chaplinfan
I really liked it....

A tender tale of growing up for thirty-somethings

By slkatz71
Nicely directed indie movie which makes some beautifully awkward comedy out of a young man's return home to visit his parents in their NY-downtown apartment, where he uncovers remnants of his former...


By silvap
One of those perfect movies....

Self Indulgent crap. Better you went home and sorted through your own old toys and letters than to watch this lad do it.

By cachinnate
Need I say more? I walked out. I love the movies, haven't walked out on anything since Pearl Harbor....

Momma's Man

By extrabox
Some great moments, but not enough meat on the bones....


By Phandaingo
This movie is the story of any middle-class American who has to grow up, and leave their parents, and doesn't quite want to. It is touching and completely relateable for anyone who has...

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Momma's Man Review

By thejeepster2000movieperso
I loved this movie!!! The storyline was moving, and the cast was outstanding!!! It was easy to relate to as a parent of sons in their 20s. No wonder it got such great reviews at Sundance! If you are...

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Rated NR