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The Bad Mother's Handbook [DVD]
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Like most people purchasing this DVD, I bought it because Robert Pattinson played a character in it. And I admit, I had low expectations of enjoying anything more than his appearance in it. Of course, that is WHY they are marketing this movie the way they are.
What I was NOT expecting was to see so LITTLE of Rob and yet to enjoy this movie so much. This is a very moving, funny, thought-provoking film. I LOVED the glimpses of Rob... he is so young and plays awkward SO well. Adorable. But I was not disappointed, even though I would have enjoyed seeing more of him, because the Bad Mother's Handbook is just that GOOD.
The story is about a dysfunctional, multigenerational family of women. Middle-aged Karen is stressed and frustrated, struggling to care for both a teenage daughter and mother with Alzheimer's. She has a bit of an identity crisis when she discovers a long-kept secret. Her bright but hormonal daughter, Charlotte, has her own crisis when she discovers that she's pregnant about the same time her dead-beat boyfriend dumps her. Enter Daniel (Robert Pattinson), a new student and doctor's son, who tries to support her in his own nerdy way. Karen strikes out at both her mother and daughter in bitter disappointment, but all the turmoil serves to teach them all some important lessons about love, family, and being a mother. I laughed and had tears...
My advice - if you think this movie stars Rob, lower your expectations and you'll be better able to enjoy a very good movie.
HINT: If you aren't used to HEAVY British/Scottish accents, you might want to turn on the English SUBTITLES. I did and it made all the difference.
On a side note, Robert and Holiday appear together in the recent film Bel Ami. Interesting to see their progression as actors a few years later.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute movie...good message. Robert P. is super adorable in it.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This story could have been done so much better. As is it, it's horribly done and pretty much stupid. I'm surprised Pattinson put his name on it.Published 12 months ago by Debra Parsley
actually, if I could go 4.5, I would. Another brilliant British movie. We have Robert Pattinson on the cover but he isn't the focal point of the story, however, he does give... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Russell S
None of the copies of this DVD seem to work right. They weren't "burnt" correctly. They skip aroundPublished 23 months ago by LiZzY