Synopsis: What would you do if your mother moved in with you and just wouldn't leave? When NOAH COOPER, 29, is fired from his job as a therapist, he thinks his day can't possibly get worse. When he arrives home his already full house gets even crazier when MARILYN, Noah's overbearing mother arrives with her five dogs in tow needing a place to stay. Comedy ensues as Noah learns to deal with the pressures of finding a job, a wife who desperately wants a baby, and worst of all a mother who won't quit smothering!
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Vince Di Meglio
Production: Variance Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

Hi, you've reached Noah and Clare.

Leave a message at the-

Hi, it's Mom.

I hope I'm not bothering you.

Happy Halloween.

You probably work now so you can

just call me when you get home.

I mean you actually don't

have to call me and tell,

you know it's obviously

not important,

But if you want to call me,

please feel free to.

I just wanted to ask you... Sh*t...

I can't remember why I called now.

Anyway, I'm sleeping so much

better with this new prescription

and my jaw only clicks now

when I yawn or chew.

And I, You know what.

I remember why I called now.

Do you have my VCR manual in...

Hang on a second.

My toast just popped.

Hold on, Sammi.

Who's on the phone now?

What's that, uh?!

Who's on the phone?!

What do you mean?

Somebody's on the phone?!

Hello? Hello? There's nobody

on the phone, Gene.

I think your mom's messages

are kidding shorter.

You know how people worry about

their mothers dying?

I worry mine's gonna live forever.

There must be another

exercise I can do...

Who's the physical therapist,

Bob, you or me?


All right! Keep those knees up!

We'll see some high step in!

Work that ACL!

Noah, your mom's on line one.

Tell her I'm busy, would you?

Doing great, Bob.

You look like an antelope here.

Cooper, I need you

in my office. Now

Technically, Dana, it's

your dad's office, not yours.

Yeah? That's what he thinks.

Today, Cooper.

That's good, Bob.

Take a rest.

Thank god...

Dad, I have Cooper here.

We need to take your ticket,

then I have me

first class on the website.

Didn't I tell you five

Dana! What time are we doing

the Cooper thing?

He's here now.

Put him on.

He is.

Hello, Ralph.

All right, no small talk.

I've asked Dana to meet with you

to discuss the mission you have. Dana.

We've been watching you as

Head PT now for several months,

and it's become increasingly clear

that you're not

meeting company standards.

Show personae case of number.

These are the billing guidelines

that have been established for you.

And these are the actual totals

that you've billed out.

Quite a discrepancy,

wouldn't you say?

Oh, I would say these goals are

completely unrealistic.

You're the boss now.

I didn't get the memo.

Look, I told you before, Ralph,

I'm not going to over

bill patients for you.

It's unethical.

Are you calling me a fraud?

The bottom line is this.

We've given you plenty of chances

to get with the program

and you failed.

I'm sorry to say this,

but-Actually, I'm not-

We're gonna have to let you go.

You're firing me?

You're just one germen, genius

It's not a reflection of you

as a person.

How is that not a reflect on me

as a person?

Have your testicles

even descended yet?

Did he just say testicles?

I built this office for you!

Every doctor that refers patients

to us is because of me!

Every supplier connection

is because of me!

Christ, I hit the bang winning home run

against Silverman's

Orthopedic All-Stars

and won a championship for you!

Only because I got

a two-out hit in the ninth

and kept the inning alive!

Yeah, I guess the shortstop

had a prosthetic leg!

You hit it to his weak side!

That's no pride.

Go to hell, Cooper!

I never want to see you

in my office again.

Dana, call security.


Calm Down.

What's that noise?

Are you all right?

Don't let him take the spin!

But the wise little Alice was

not going to do that in a hurry.

"No, I'll look first," she said,

for she had read several

nice little stories

about children who had got burnt,

and eaten up by wild beasts,

and other unpleasant things,

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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