Smothered by Mothers (2019)

GENRESComedy
LANGEnglish
ACTOR
Shannon BrownHeather MatarazzoJim O'HeirBurt Young
DIRECTOR
Brian Herzlinger

SYNOPSICS

Smothered by Mothers (2019) is a English movie. Brian Herzlinger has directed this movie. Shannon Brown,Heather Matarazzo,Jim O'Heir,Burt Young are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2019. Smothered by Mothers (2019) is considered one of the best Comedy movie in India and around the world.

Bobby Davis, a wealthy football star, goes to bed one night secure in his wealth of almost one hundred million dollars and awakens the next morning almost broke. It appears that his business manager lost almost all of Bobby's money. The business manager also lost every dollar invested by Bobby's relatives. Every last penny lost in a Ponzi scheme. As if things couldn't be worse Bobby finds out out that three women are pregnant...each with his baby. Things can always get worse. Like a straw in the wind, sponsors, their money and luck can go in any direction. Bobby is forced to retire from football after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. It was inevitable that authorities would show up and show up they did. Convinced that fun loving Bobby was knowingly involved in a Ponzi scheme, FBI agents were knocking at his mansion's door in short order. Just in case Bobby didn't understand the scope of the charges and investigation his lawyers inform him that he is completely broke ...

Smothered by Mothers (2019) Reviews

  • Great plot, good dialogue, fun movie!

    dmorris-340432019-04-20

    Great ensemble cast delivering a great story-line. Not short on laughs. As the trouble keeps escalating poor Bobby keeps trying to find ways to run downhill. I would love to see a sequel or a spin-off series because it's too soon to say goodbye to these characters.

  • Loveable cast with funny premise

    HopeL222018-12-10

    This film was not at all what I expected. The title coupled with a beautiful cast had me thinking this would be yet another sexually fueled rom com. There is a tiny bit of that, but that's not what drives the film at all. It follows a cocky football player that seems to be on top of the world, that is until his world comes crashing down as his sexual proclivities along with a shady friend ends up almost costing him everything. Shannon Brown brilliantly leads a very loveable cast with well developed and very interesting characters throughout. If you're not familiar with Shannon Brown's work, don't worry, you will be. I've seen four of his films, completely different genres, and he's been fantastic in all of them. As an indie stalwart, it's only a matter of time til he blows up in the mainstream. His comedic timing in this is razor sharp, his timely expressions and reactions to some of these crazy characters and situations keeps you engaged throughout. He's also not bad to look at either, ya know, if you're in to that whole tall, dark and handsome thing, lol. Another highlight of the cast is Heather Matarrazo, who plays Brown's relentlessly annoying sister. I've always been a big fan, but this might be her best performance ever! Somehow her character is so likeable and so hatable at the same time which few actors can pull off. Anyone with a sibling will instantly connect with the way that Brown and Matarrazo play off each other. I read in an article where one of the producers said that much of their back and forth was ad lib and it makes sense when you watch it. I would love to see her do more roles like this! The chemistry between Brown and his assistant, played wonderfully by Jamie Bernadette, also stands out, quite a bit of steam when these two share the screen. This was really well written, and Brian Herzlinger does a great job directing. I think the pacing is perfectly executed, it never seems to hit a lull. It seems to go quick, which is a good thing for a comedy, but it does leave you feeling like you want more, maybe they'll do a sequel. Either way, this was one of my favorite indie movies of all time and I highly recommend giving it a whirl.

  • Someone call animal control

    ToddKatzzz2018-12-05

    This movie was surprising on several levels. Until recently, I wasn't familiar with Shannon Brown's work. I happened to see him in a touching and intense drama, Every 21 Seconds, when it was in theaters. I actually went to watch Black Panther but showed up late and figured I was there and pretty much decided to watch the next film starting which happened to be 21 seconds, it has a cool poster and I was in the mood to catch a movie, so why not. Brown was the lead, I was floored by his portrayal of a TBI survivor and became a fan instantly. After looking him up, I stumbled across this film and was a little surprised it was a comedy. I recognized the director, Brian Herzlinger and some of the cast, Heather Matarazzo and Burt Young of course. So, it was worth checking out and I'm really glad I did. This movie is hilarious and Brown was shockingly good. The only reason I say shockingly is because I just didn't expect the same actor that I saw play a very intense and dramatic character so well to be equally as good as the lead character in a comedy. The dude definitely has range. The film overall just has great timing all the beats are sharp, Brian Herzlinger (My Date with Drew) does a great job of telling this story. The story centers around a wealthy, hedonistic soon to be retired football player "Bigtime Bobby Davis". This guy has it all- looks, charm, cars, mansions, women, fame. Pretty much every guy's fantasy, then through a series of bad luck and bad choices he loses it all and then some. You literally began watching being jealous and envious of him then in a matter of moments you feel sorry for the guy and thank your lucky stars that you are not in his situation. The major transition is executed flawlessly by Shannon Brown. His reactions and facial expressions are perfectly timed, he forces you to be engaged with his character. The supporting cast is excellent as well. A wild group of characters that I'm sure Herzlinger enjoyed directing because he did a fantastic job. It couldn't have been easy with so many off the wall characters. Heather Matarazzo shines as the relentless and oft times menacing sister of the main character. The sibling dynamic between Brown and Matarazzo is so good that you'd think they were brother and sister in real life if you didn't know any better. Any guy like me that grew up with a little sister will really appreciate how well these two pull off these characters. Another standout performance was Jamie Bernadette, she plays Brown's smoking hot assistant. The chemistry between Brown and Bernadette is electric, very steamy. You just desperately want them to end up together by the end of the movie. I don't know if this was intentional by Herzlinger or not and I'm not gonna give away any spoilers. I will say that if these two ever co star in a movie together as love interests, I will be first in line to see it. This comedy is definitely worth checking out, really tough to find many flaws with it. The ending seemed maybe a little unsettled, incomplete. Maybe they plan to do a sequel or somehow continue the story, if so, that would be great! I'd definitely like to see what happens with "Bigtime" and the rest of the crazy characters.

  • Fast paced comedy with great characters

    filmchic1012019-03-28

    I thought this would be a typical sports comedy and wasn't sure I'd like it, but I picked it up on Amazon anyway and I'm glad I took a chance on it. I am a big fan of Shannon Brown and Heather Matarazzo, so I decided to give it a whirl. It was not at all what I expected. The story centers around a football player, Bobby Davis, who appears to have it all. At first it seems the story is leading down a path we've seen before with beautiful women fawning over a very attractive pro athlete who is thinking about settling down and marrying one lucky woman, but then, writer Kurt Weichert takes the audience in a completely different and unexpected direction. I don't want to give anything away, but let's just say that Weichert does a fantastic job of putting some interesting and surprising twists and turns on what would be an otherwise predictable line that comedies like these tend to take. Just brilliant writing, the dialogue and development of these wild characters is spot on. The cast is fabulous! Once again, Shannon Brown certainly earns lead status. This time as the cocky and brash football player, Bobby Davis, who goes through an unbelievable roller coaster of an arch. Brown somehow finds the balance of making you feel jealous of him and then (practically in the next breath) feeling sorry for him. His timing is razor sharp, his facial expressions and mannerisms keep you engaged throughout. I've seen quite of few of Brown's films, mostly dramatic, but he continues to showcase his range as a force regardless of the genre. It's no surprise he won so many awards for this performance. Heather Matarazzo is wonderful as Brown's high maintenance sister. Their brother/sister dynamic is the reason the term sibling rivalry was created. Matarazzo is so underrated, a true talent in every sense of the term. She forces you to give your full attention every time she appears on the screen. No matter the role you just can't help but buy what she's selling. The back and forth between Matarazzo and Brown is laugh out loud hilarious, their scenes together are easily the best parts of the movie. The rest of the cast is strong as well, I was pleasantly surprised to see "Paulie" from Rocky, his scenes are very entertaining. Michael Buscemi has a really funny cameo as well. This is a great comedy, very well written with great pace and timing. I'm not surprised at all that it won so many awards. Definitely worth checking out!

  • GREAT SPORTS COMEDY

    dcphotoandvideo2019-02-19

    Do you like sports, women, mobsters, and comedy? Well then you are going to want to watch this movie. This is the story of Bobby "Big Time" Davis. A professional football kicker that seems to have the life we all want. Fame, fortune, and of course women. The problem is "Big Time" has had a few too many women. Bobby, played brilliantly by Shannon Brown, decided to settle financially with two women who claim to be carrying his babies. He also tries to keep the settlement quiet from his new fiancé Cassandra, played by Juliette Bennett. Brown's portrayal of "Big Time" is well played on all levels. What especially sticks out is Brown's comedic prowess. His timing is impeccable. His facial expressions are priceless. Just try not to take a sip of a drink while watching him. You will end up spitting out your drink. You have been warned. Bobby's life gets even more complicated when his sister Annie, played by Heather Matarazzo, shows up with some harebrained idea on how to make money off of her famous brother. So being the loving brother he is, Big Time gives his sister the seed money she needs. Just when Big Time thinks he has his life back in order all hell breaks lose. It turns out his long time friend, and agent, played by Ken Weichert, has been running a ponzee scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud. Bobby think's his life can't get any worse until his sister moves in with him because she lost her house when Bobby's check bounces. Now he has his sister, two baby mammas, and his pregnant fiancé' living under one roof. This movie is a fun comedy that will keep you laughing. It's a must for any sports fan, or player. LOL.

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