Momma's Man (DVD)

Directed by Azazel Jacobs

Release Year: 2008
Running Time: 98
UPC: 7 38329 06392 4
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
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Cast
Flo Jacobs
Ken Jacobs
Matt Boren

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Directed by Azazel Jacobs

Bumped from a flight back to Los Angeles and the life, wife, and infant daughter that await him there, Mikey (Matt Boren) returns to his childhood home, a cluttered, cocoon-like Manhattan loft presided over by his bohemian parents. "You can stay here as long as you want," Mikey"s mother tells him. 
But in Azazel Jacobs' Momma's Man, what begins as a respite from adult responsibility becomes a premature mid-life crisis. Re-installed in a household saturated with two generations of bric-a-brac evoking days gone by, Mikey starts to regress and drift back to an awkward youth he never outgrew.

To realize this "modestly scaled movie with a heart the size of Ritz" (New York Times), writer-director Jacobs cast his real life parents, artist Flo Jacobs and underground film legend Ken Jacobs (Star Spangled to Death), as Mikey's benevolent mother and father, and the Jacobs' family apartment as an archive of the unconscious where free floating anxiety renders Mikey a prisoner of his own nostalgia. Deftly balancing "melancholy emotional realities with unexpected moments of Chaplinesque comedy" (Variety), Momma"s Man is a funny, touching, and bracingly honest look at the pleasures and perils of yearning for the imperfect past.


DVD Extras Include:

  • "Momma"s Family," a featurette on the clash realities that takes place in Momma's Azazel Jacobs returns to the set of the film and can't leave (2009, 42 min., directed by Azazel Jacobs)
  • "Capitalism: Child Labor," a short film by Ken Jacobs (2006, 14 min., b/w, music by Rick Reed)
  • "Rain Building Music," Azazel Jacobs" first film (1991, 7 min.)
  • Audio conversation featuring Azazel Jacobs and his parents.
  • 6 deleted scenes

"This is Independent Film Defined." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"An extraordinary movie in every way." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"Funny, poignant... Deceptively unassuming." - David Ansen, Newsweek

"One of the Best Films of 2008." - Artforum * Entertainment Weekly * Time Out NY * NY Post

THREE STARS, "A curiously affecting portrait of a man slowly succumbing to an enervating depression tha causes him to escape from his responsibilies into a comforting regression, this is recommended."

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance Film Festival

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: New Directors Film Festival

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Rotterdam Film Festival

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