You'll Like My Mother

Synopsis: Francesa Kinsolving, a very pregnant widow whose husband was rescently killed in action in Vietnam, travels to visit her late husband's mother in a snowy Minnesota town only to get snowed in during a fierce blizard where she's forced to wait it out only to slowly uncover some terrible dark secrets that Mrs. Kinsolving has been hiding, one of them is her psychotic other son, a recent escapee from a lunatic asylum, who is shacked up in the basement of the house.
Director(s): Lamont Johnson
Production: Universal
 
IMDB:
6.9
PG
Year:
1972
92 min
9 Views

Perhaps not in your condition.

Well, do sit down.

Thank you.

May I offer you a cup of coffee?

No, thank you.

I prefer lemonade myself.

Lemons, you know, are supposed

to be good for arthritis.

It's probably an old wives' tale.

Would you like some hot tea?

Kathleen could get it for us.

I'm sorry, what?

I asked, would you like Kathleen

to get us some tea?

Anything simple

Kathleen does quite well.

Has she always been that way?

Yes.

Matthew never mentioned her.

If she were your sister,

would you be overly anxious

to make her

the topic of conversation?

Why did you feel

you had to come here?

Well, you're Matthew's mother.

I wanted to meet you.

I must confess, I was astonished

to see you here today.

I never dreamed

you'd come here uninvited.

Well, I saw snow again.

I-I beg your pardon?

Mrs. Kinsolving,

I came a long way to see you

because I loved your son,

and he loved you.

I guess I felt I just had to meet

this very wonderful lady.

I wrote you when Matthew died,

and I wrote you again

when I was four months pregnant.

You never answered me.

Why, Mrs. Kinsolving?

I received a letter

from a total stranger

who called herself my son's wife.

Of course, all ties were broken

when my son was killed.

Why should I have answered?

Then another letter came.

It seemed now she was going to be

the mother of my son's child.

Since I didn't acknowledge her

the first time as Matthew's wife,

I saw no reason to applaud

the progress she'd made.

But I wasn't a total stranger to you.

Matthew wired you

the clay we were married.

He... he sent you a night telegram

from the hotel we were staying at.

I received no such wire.

Well, he sent it.

And you were standing right there

beside him, of course.

- No, as a matter of fact, I...

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Jo Heims

Joyce "Jo" Heims (January 15, 1930 – April 22, 1978) was an American screenwriter best known for her collaborations with actor-director Clint Eastwood. Born in Philadelphia, Heims moved out to the US west coast in early adulthood. She worked various jobs before starting a career writing for film and television during the 1960s. In addition to co-writing the story for Eastwood's role in Dirty Harry, Heims drafted the screenplay for Play Misty for Me, which served as Eastwood's own directorial debut in 1971. Heims continued to screenwrite throughout the decade before dying of breast cancer in 1978. more…

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