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Movie Review: 'Serial Mom' is best when the mom is at her worst
Movie Review: 'Serial Mom' is best when the mom is at her worst

Remember her? How could you forget her? She dominated your life like a Colossus of Toads. She was ... AIYYYYYEEEEEEEEE! ... Mom. Not your mom or my mom, but the mom we measured our moms against and by whose standards we found ours wanting. She was the '50s myth of Mom, the Meta-mom, the Robo-Mom who got up and put on her freshly pressed dress, stockings and heels and went cheerily down to the kitchen at the crack of dawn to fix bacon 'n' eggs for the family, her eyes glittery as Home Shopping Network diamonds, her smile like a crack in a nuclear reactor leaking incandescence into the atmosphere. She was perfect! And when we looked at our poor mom, that sad, put-upon,...

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