It Takes Guts to Call a Movie About Your Mom 'Son of a Bitch'

Orlando Weekly | March 27, 2007
It takes guts to call a movie about your mom Son of a Bitch, and while director Jon Ezrine is obviously in need of therapy beyond the cinematic sort, it's unfortunate that his portrait of his racist, nutty Miami Beach mom and his equally off-base siblings comes off as so ... normal. Maybe it's the South Florida backdrop that cushions the familial strangeness, but even when Ezrine's mother is destroying all of her relationships except for her "smart for a Cuban" doctor, it's hard to be surprised. The old saying that all families are screwed up in their own way rings true here: Ezrine thought his family was especially strange, but in Son of a Bitch their potentially notable poison isn't much more than narcissistic unpleasantness.

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