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Release Date: September 26th, 2008

DVD Release Date: May 5th, 2009

PG-13|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
An unemployed man (Dax Shepard) deals with his overbearing mother (Diane Keaton) and a wife (Liv Tyler) who desperately wants a baby.

Cast: Diane Keaton, Dax Shepard, Liv Tyler, Mike White, Ken Howard, Selma Stern, Jerry Lambert, Don Lake

Director: Vince Di Meglio

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Scion Films

Distributors: Variance Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Diane Keaton can still sink her actorly teeth into a wacked-out character, and Vince Di Meglio's screwball comedy provides her with one of her best purely comedic roles since "Annie Hall." show more

  • It's very sad to watch Keaton here. In the most excruciating scene, she gets drunk in a bar, staggers up to a microphone and starts to sing, or rather squawk. For those of us who still revere Annie Hall and her blissfully unaffected rendition of "Seems Like Old Times," this is sacrilege. show more

  • With its mixture of high-profile talent and low-watt comic inspiration, Smother feels like the sort of misbegotten curiosity Comedy Central uses to fill its Sunday afternoon programming. show more

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