Mom, Dad and Her

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  • TV-PG
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.7  (404)

Mom, Dad and Her is a dramatic family movie that was released in 2008. The movie brings to light one of the most common issues prevalent in many a household - that of divorce and its aftermath. The movie has been directed by award-winning director of photography, Anne Wheeler and is presented by Front Street Pictures. The movie's central characters are the Walker family, who find themselves walking down a path that is both emotionally draining and harrowing. The movie begins with the happy family that includes the loving parents, mom Sydney (played by Melora Hardin) and dad Ben (played by Paul McGillion) and their two children. But all of this is just an illusion; the family's happiness masks the underlying tensions and bitterness that have been going on between Sydney and Ben for years.

The movie takes a turn when the elder daughter Emily (played by Brittney Wilson) returns home from college one summer. What she thought would be just another uneventful visit home turns out to be anything but that. Emily soon learns that her parents have decided to separate and get a divorce, and to make matters worse, they had kept the decision a secret for some time. The entire family is in turmoil, and their once beautiful home is now filled with awkward silences that are often interrupted by heated arguments.

Emily is shocked and confused by what is happening to her family, and it is at this point that she finds herself torn between both parents. Trying to stay neutral, she becomes the mediator and the voice of reason trying to fix things between her parents. She tries her best to understand both their sides, but as the movie progresses, Emily's relationship with her parents starts to evolve and change.

As the divorced parents try to start their lives anew, they both struggle to come to terms with their past and move on. Ben starts seeing a new woman, who Emily is not too fond of, while Sydney starts dating someone from work to Emily's surprise. Emily's judgement of both her parents and their new relationships is clouded by her own personal struggles and conflict. This conflict also causes some friction with her younger brother, who doesn’t understand her choices.

The movie is well-paced and builds tension slowly as the story progresses, revealing both the parents' and Emily's storylines in a realistic and sensitive way. While Melora Hardin and Paul McGillian's performances are laudable, it is Brittney Wilson's portrayal of Emily that steals the show. She successfully depicts the emotional turmoil that the character faces, and the struggles of a young adult caught between her parents’ divorce, and her own journey into adulthood.

The movie’s soundtrack is also very calming and complements the movie’s overall tone and atmosphere. The director has done a remarkable job at capturing the essence of a family going through a divorce and the subsequent impact on family members. The movie is an intimate portrayal of the turbulence and fallout faced by families after a divorce and how children, despite their differences and disagreements, may end up being the logical voice between warring parents.

Overall, Mom, Dad, and Her is a thoughtful and well-executed family drama that tackles an issue that still resonates with many families today. It is highly recommended to anyone looking to watch a movie that captures the intricacies of a family going through a tough phase.

Mom, Dad and Her is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    1 hr 30 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (404)