Jamie Lee Goes Bad...
Bindy Sue FrÝnkŁnschtein | under the rubble | 03/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"MOTHER'S BOYS allows Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween 1 and 2, The Fog, Terror Train, Prom Night) to be the bad girl for a change (although she was semi-bad / good in Trading Places). Ms. Curtis jumps into her role as Jude, a crazed, sociopathic mum determined to take her family back. Of course, the fact that she deserted her husband and sons for 3 years is immaterial to her. Jude must have them at any cost, even if it means bumping off hubby's new girlfriend! This sets up some nice insane behavior for Jamie Lee to sink her beautiful teeth into. MOTHER'S BOYS is a fairly tense, nearly bloodless movie. The fun comes from watching the Jude character grow increasingly reckless, dangerous, and downright lethal. Oh yeah, she does flash a boobular as well, if you're into that. My goodness she is well put together! Beware the loose-fitting robe and bubble-bath sequences!..."
Jamie Lee So Baaad - and Sexy
Ann Sherry | Michigan | 10/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jamie Lee Curtis stars as a wife and mother of three boys who suddenly abandoned them. When her family is just getting over her, and her husband engaged, here she comes again, wanting her family back. Sexual advances toward her husband don't work, so she tries to win her boys back by preying on the oldest by letting him drive (he's 12), appearing nude in front of him, and as with all three kids letting them call her by her first name (a very cool "Jude"). She wins them over long enough to remind them of a game they used to play. But this version's a killer and its victim is her husband's fiancee (JoAnn Whalley).
Vanessa Redgrave gives a fine performance as Jude's mother, who would rather see JoAnn Whalley win this battle over the family. (I have also seen this movie under the title "Mother's Boys".)"