Monday, May 2, 2011

"The Mother of Them All!"

Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8: Mommie Dearest at Bowtie Cinema, Hartford @ 11am

Looking for something special to do with mom this weekend? Take her to a screening of the unintentionally hilarious mother-from-hell biopic, Mommie Dearest! This Mother's Day classic has played in years past at New Haven's Criterion Cinema, but this year, Hartford will be getting the wire hanger treatment.

You know, Bow Tie should really consider a Mother's Day screening of Fitzscenic family favorite mom movie, Serial Mom. My own mother actually introduced me to this movie when it came out in the 90s, and inadvertently started my undying love for everything John Waters. My mom regards Kathleen Turner's character as some kind of personal role model, but really, who hasn't fantasized about murdering someone for simply getting on your nerves?

As legend has it, Mom Fitzscenic even made a little prank call to one of her friends one intoxicated night, imitating the obscene phone call Serial Mom makes in the movie (you'll have to google that one yourself).

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