Mother's Boys

Mother's Boys

Director: Yves Simoneau Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley



A psychotic estranged wife attempts to sabotage her husband's new romance by turning her children against his lover in this thriller. Jude (Jamie Lee Curtis) had abandoned her husband Robert (Peter Gallagher) and their three sons several years earlier. Unfortunately, now that Robert has filed for divorce after falling in love with Callie (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer), the sweet-natured assistant principal at his son's school, Jude is back for revenge. At first she merely tries to convince the children that Callie is an intruder on the rightful family, but the psychotic Jude's actions soon turn dangerous, as she attempts to frame the educator for assault. Things become particularly sticky when she tries to win over her 12-year-old son Kes (Luke Edwards), involving him in a potentially deadly scheme. Director Yves Simoneau borrows from numerous other stalker dramas and attempts to ratchet the action to a feverish pitch in the conclusion, but Jude's behavior remains unbelievable, and most critics found Mother's Boys an unconvincing, often over-the-top psychodrama.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/1995
UPC: 0765362541034
Original Release: 1994
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Lee Curtis Jude Madigan
Peter Gallagher Robert
Joanne Whalley Callie
Vanessa Redgrave Lydia
Luke Edwards Kes
Colin Ward Michael
Joey Zimmerman Ben
Joss Ackland Lansing
Paul Guilfoyle Mark Kaplan
J.E. Freeman Everett
John C. McGinley Mr. Fogel
Lorraine Toussaint Robert's associate
Ken Lerner Analyst
Jeanine Jackson Market mom
Judith Roberts Narrator

Technical Credits
Yves Simoneau Director
Deena Appel Costumes/Costume Designer
David J. Bomba Art Director
June Rudley Brickman Makeup
Bruce Carter Asst. Director
Barbara Cassel Set Decoration/Design
George S. Clinton Score Composer
Steve Danton Asst. Director
Elliot Davis Cinematographer
Daniel Franklin Associate Producer
Jack E. Freedman Producer
Richard Hawley Screenwriter
Patricia Herskovic Producer
Julie Hewett Makeup
Clark King Sound/Sound Designer
Francine Maisler Casting
Michael Ornstein Editor
Randall Poster Executive Producer
Barry Schneider Screenwriter
Simon Tuke Costumes/Costume Designer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Wayne S. Williams Producer

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Mother's Boys 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After having played so many 'nice girl' types in movies for a long time, it's not surprising that Jamie Lee Curtis thought it would be good fun to be bad. She's actually more than bad in this turkey, she's utterly despicable, and we never really find out why. She leaves her husband and three small children but we never know the reason. Some darkness in her childhood is alluded to but it's still not a compelling explanation for her behavior. When she comes back to reclaim her family, she goes from a bit neurotic to majorly psychotic in no time flat and it just doesn't make sense. There are a couple of visually arresting moments, but the 'thrills' are predictable and tepid, and the characters mere cardboard cut-outs. Only the oldest son, Kes, is somewhat interesting as the troubled, conflicted pawn in the game, although he too doesn't come across like a real person. The ending is a yawn and the whole proceedings reeks of low-budget and no inspiration. Cobbled together and lacking in humor, charm, or creativity, this one is, in my humble opinion, a complete waste of time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I happened across this movie this evening while going through my HBO channels and decided to give it a watch. Jamie Lee Curtis playing a psycho is pretty convincing. I liked this character for her because it worked. I did miss the first 10 minutes, but the rest of it, I felt, was very good! Yes, somewhat predictable, but still a good movie all in all. Prior to this, I'd never heard of this movie, and am thinking now of purchasing it.