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About the Movie
Gena Rowlands and Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei (Best Supporting Actress, My Cousin Vinny, 1993) team up in this critically-acclaimed comedy treat! Mildred (Rowlands) is a quiet suburban lady whose life is changed forever when she agrees to baby-sit for Monica, her wild and crazy neighbor (Tomei). As Mildred, a caretaker by nature, grows closer to Monica's son, J.J. (Jake Lloyd), he thrives under her watchful eye - and Mildred begins to loosen up with the help of Monica's party-girl ways. But when Monica sorts out her domestic issues, and J.J. no longer needs a babysitter, Mildred is forced to examine her life and for once, focus her energy on herself.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 21
- Fresh: 17
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The impressive acting can cover up only so many glaring holes in a film that doesn't really know what it wants to say.
Fresh: The movie is likable and sympathetic but probably too muted to compel much damn-the -torpedoing to the multiplex.
Fresh: Nick Cassavetes' first feature celebrates the acting grandeur of his mom Gena Rowlands, casting her in the lead role as a older woman who would rather stick to her independent lifestyle than be dependent on her kids; I wish the script were better.
Fresh: Rowlands infuses Mildred's interior life with a complexity that isn't always apparent from her somewhat chilly, bland exterior.