WHO BETTER TO ASSESS ALBERT BROOKS’ MOTHER THAN ALBERT BROOKS’ MOTHER? THELMA BERNSTEIN TELLS US HOW CREATIVE HER YOUNGEST SON REALLY IS.
Entertainment Weekly Review by Thelma Bernstein, Lois Alter Mark
Although I don’t feel Mother (1996, Paramount, PG-13, $101.99) is about me, the first thing I did after seeing the movie was run to my freezer. Not that I had an eight-pound hunk of cheese in there like the mother in the film, but I must tell you, the next day it was a lot emptier. I do buy ice cream and sherbet in large quantities–I never know if someone’s going to come in or if I’m going to need it–and I opened one box and saw a little “protective ice.” I couldn’t believe it. That box went right down the drain.