Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Albert Brooks plays a science fiction writer who moves in with his mother

I always liked this movie. One of my favorite parts is when Brooks says something along the lines of, "What, you didn't like the character with the big hand?" when he faces honest criticism about one of his books. That one hits close to home, I'm afraid to say.

Mother by Albert Brooks

It should be noted that Albert Brooks really has written a science fiction novel (or sorts) called 2030: The Real Story Of What Happens To America. From the official site:
Is this what’s in store? 
June 12, 2030 started out like any other day in memory—and by then, memories were long. Since cancer had been cured fifteen years before, America’s population was aging rapidly. That sounds like good news, but consider this: millions of baby boomers, with a big natural predator picked off, were sucking dry benefits and resources that were never meant to hold them into their eighties and beyond. Young people around the country simmered with resentment toward “the olds” and anger at the treadmill they could never get off of just to maintain their parents’ entitlement programs.

I haven't read it yet.

Anyway, what did you think about Mother? Leave a comment below, if you want. Don't cost nothin'.

2 comments:

  1. Oh no, I haven't seen this yet! Is it too late to do so in cinemas? (I'm in the UK).

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  2. Yeah, you missed it by about 16 years. It may be different in the UK, but over here it's on YouTube's VOD service, but I doubt it's in HD.

    His next movie in theaters is This Is 40, which is being billed as the "sort-of sequel to Knocked-Up." http://youtu.be/i9Vt9sP8OY8

    After that he's making Finding Nemo 2.

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