My Mom’s New Boyfriend (2008)

“Next time you eat garlic, please do it after the robbery, thank you very much.” – Tommy Lucero

Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – An FBI agent returns home after a year to find that his mother has changed her life completely and is now dating a suspected art thief.

My Take on it – Fun idea that just doesn’t work at all because of the fact that there are far too many coincidences in all that transpires here.

Meg Ryan is always fun to watch, but her character isn’t given enough to do here.

Colin Hanks plays her son and there are a few funny moments when he must keep his mother under surveillance and it becomes far too uncomfortable.

Unfortunately, this joke is used a few times and doesn’t work after the first time since it feels as if they are repeating this too much.

The crime story aspect of the film feels a bit too simple and they end up finding a cop-out in order to try and make things make sense in the end which is wrong to do because it takes away from the story too much.

Antonio Banderas plays the mysterious new boyfriend who has a shady and unclear background.

The chemistry between Ryan and Banderas is poor and it’s really hard to believe that these characters are in a relationship

This aspect of the film feels far too un-genuine and that also takes so much away from making things feel more poignant.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Antonio Banderas portrays a love interest to the mother of ‘Colin Hanks’ character. Banderas previously portrayed the boyfriend of Hanks’ real life father, Tom Hanks in Philadelphia (1993) (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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