Sharply written action comedy!
Brett Heitkam | Lena, IL United States | 01/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My Mother the Spy is a highly entertaining TV-Movie from 2000 that is very well done.
Jayne Brook (Chicago Hope) plays Alison Shaeffer, a book editor who has always wondered why her mother Gloria (Dyan Cannon of Ally McBeal) has never "been there for her" growing up. Well, it turns out Gloria is a CIA agent who hides her job from her daughter to protect her from it. Alison's grandmother (Gloria Stuart of Titanic fame) is always there to make excuses for her daughter's unexpected trips across the world. Finally one day, after Gloria and Alison plan a vacation to the Bahamas together that doesn't pan out, Alison gets tangled up in a web of mystery and ends up finding out her mother's secret and teaming up with her to stop a wealthy criminal mastermind from selling anthrax to the highest bidder. Lots of excitement ensues: cat and mouse chases, gunfights, kidnappings, and more. Alison is a fish out of water with all these adventures and her witty remarks about situations always keep a smile on your face while you are on the edge of your seat.
The DVD of My Mother the Spy features the original full-screen presentation of the movie and no special features except scene selection. The transfer of the video and audio are top-notch, however and with it's low price it is a must see for anyone looking for a fun and exciting film!"