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Release Date: March 6th, 1998

DVD Release Date: September 16th, 1998

PG-13|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Jackson (Johnathon Schaech) and Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha (Jessica Lange), in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection for Helen, and, despite her Southern smile, she's starting to act strangely. As Helen tries to create a happy home life, Martha attempts to divide the family so that Jackson will become hers alone.

Cast: Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnathon Schaech, Nina Foch, Debi Mazar, Kaiulani Lee, David Thornton, Hal Holbrook

Director: Jonathan Darby

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: TriStar Pictures

Distributors: TriStar Pictures

Keywords: Love, Doctor, Suspenseful, Son, Mystery, New York City, Emotional, Rivalry, Family, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The kind of movie where you walk in, watch the first 10 minutes, know exactly where it's going, and hope devoutly that you're wrong. show more

  • This trashy, overwrought thriller gets itself worked up into a fine, sleazy lather that recalls the matricidal glories "Die! Die! My Darling!" and "You'll Like My Mother", then wimps out at the end. show more

  • t's far too soon for an actress as vital as Jessica Lange to stoop to Bette Davis-Joan Crawford horror-hag histrionics. [6 Mar 1998, pg.04D]

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