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Bad Mother's Handbook
Bad Mother's Handbook
Actors: Robert Pattinson, Catherine Tate, Anne Reid, Holliday Grainger, Steve John Shepherd
Director: Robin Shepperd
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2010     1hr 11min

DANIEL HAS BEEN SPENDING A LOT OF TIME WITH HIS CRUSH, CHARLOTTE, WHO HAS JUST LEARNED SHE IS PREGNANT. DANIEL HELPS CHARLOTTE WITH HER PREGNANCY STRUGGLES AND FINDS HIMSELF ON A MEMORABLE 9-MONTH JOURNEY WITH THREE INDEPE...  more »

     
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Actors: Robert Pattinson, Catherine Tate, Anne Reid, Holliday Grainger, Steve John Shepherd
Director: Robin Shepperd
Creators: Abi Bach, Alison Owen, David Roessell, Harry Oulton, Hugo Heppell, Kate Long, Kate O'Riordan
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/24/2010
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2007
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 11min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Really Good
Mare0622 | CT | 09/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like most of the viewers, I watched this movie because of Robert Pattinson (he didn't have a major role). Anyway, I was very surprised of how much I liked the movie. Giving it a 5 star because of Catherine Tate's performance, along with the daughter, and grandmother. It's about family, what's important in life, discovery, the ups and down of being a young mother. It's touching! Only bad thing, it was too short. Overall, worth watching."
Not what I expected, but VERY GOOD!
Cindy Edge | Texas | 09/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This made for TV movie was based on the best-selling novel: The Bad Mother's Handbook by Kate Long.

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."
Cut scenes
Kristi Denton | 09/25/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is a charming movie and the dvd quality is fine, but this version is edited. Cut up scenes and words omitted."
Great early work of Robert Pattinson
D4Hawg | 09/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very cute movie and it is a good teen flick but can be enjoyed by all age groups. All characters are well cast in the role's."