Sex & the Single Mom

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"She's doing everything she told her daughter not to do."
  • TV-14
  • 2003
  • 2 hr
  • 5.5  (573)

Sex & the Single Mom is a heartwarming and hilarious made-for-TV movie from 2003 that stars Gail O'Grady as Jess Gradwell, a single mother who, after a frustrating string of bad dates, decides to take a break from the dating scene. However, her life takes an unexpected turn when she is unexpectedly thrust into a relationship with a younger, handsome man named Jake, played by Grant Show.

The movie starts with Jess's difficulties in balancing her job as a journalist with being a single mom to her daughter, Sara, played by Danielle Panabaker. When Jess's editor assigns her to write a piece on internet dating, Jess reluctantly agrees, hoping it will help her find love. However, the article ends up becoming more of a cautionary tale than a success story, as Jess's first online date ends up being with a creepy guy who won't leave her alone.

Despite this setback, Jess manages to catch the eye of Jake, a charming and attractive younger man who is working as a bartender at a local bar. They hit it off immediately, and Jess finds herself swept up in a passionate and exciting romance that makes her feel young again. However, their relationship is not without its complications, as Jess's friends and family are skeptical of Jake's intentions and worry that the age difference between them will cause problems down the road.

As Jess and Jake's relationship progresses, Jess finds herself struggling to balance her role as a mother with her newfound love. She worries that her daughter won't accept Jake, but is surprised when Sara actually takes a liking to him. However, Jess's ex-husband, Kevin, played by Peter Flemming, is less supportive of Jess's new relationship, and makes several attempts to sabotage it.

Throughout the movie, Jess must navigate the ups and downs of her new relationship while also dealing with the challenges of being a single mom. She learns to stand up for herself and her family, even when it means making difficult decisions. Meanwhile, Jake must grapple with his own insecurities and the judgment of others who disapprove of his relationship with an older woman.

Despite the challenges they face, Jess and Jake's relationship ultimately triumphs over the obstacles in their way, and the movie ends on a high note as they prepare to start a new chapter of their lives together.

Overall, Sex & the Single Mom is a charming and lighthearted romantic comedy that will appeal to anyone who has ever struggled to balance their love life with their responsibilities as a parent. It is a heartwarming and relatable tale of love, family, and the challenges of navigating the dating scene in the modern age.

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    5.5  (573)