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About the Movie
Eddie Belasco is a 75-year-old Italian-American who seems to have jumped from the pages of a Scorsese script, except he lives with his 98-year-old mother, Josephine. Luckily, their senses of humor match their levels of irritability. Together they fight and laugh in equal measures as the difficulties of aging and living in a changing neighborhood catch up with them. Eddie was always one to love the limelight, trying his hand at acting and managing topless female rock bands and now running a non-profit theatre group for young people. In the meantime, the spotlight is squarely on Josephine, with the local press running to her as she finally gets her high school diploma. Acclaimed cinematographer Jenna Rosher deftly captures the bond between this odd couple, and crafts a hilarious and touching portrait of growing old while staying young. After this you will be unable to resist the urge to hug the closest mother you can find.
Beautiful!, Touching!, Sensitive! Loved this captivating film about the bond between a mother and son! A real love story beautifully captured on film!
I saw this movie at Silver Docs (now AFI Docs) and loved it! Touching and funny, this film depicts a sweet and honest look at a mother and son relationship in an Italian neighborhood in San Francisco. The main character, Eddie, is bigger than life and memorable. Recommend!
A Very Warm Documentary
Excellent movie. Very real - and totally unique at the same time. Ma is the best!! and Junior is one of a kind…!! You will be moved by this show.