Monday, June 19, 2006


Advertisers will go to great lengths to try to understand the workings of the elusive "average consumer." Mom deals with a duo who tape video interviews with ordinary folks to find out what they really think about orange juice. They arrive in town the weekend of the chili festival and find their hotel reservations have vanished into electronic oblivion, so they wind up in a youth hostel, sharing a dormitory room with a couple of lesbians who apparently can't spend five minutes apart. The cameraperson, Linda, is an easygoing dyke, but the interviewer, Kelly, is a tightly wound go-getter.

I walked out because the characters were all annoying beyond words.

Mom, dir. Erin Greenwell, 2006 USA, 70 min.

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