Once again, George Segal is saddled with a difficult Jewish mother, as he was in NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY and LOST AND FOUND. This time, though, she's little short of a senile psychopath. Robert Klane wrote the screenplay from his hysterical novel, and Reiner directed it, but missed many
of the jokes that worked so well in the book.
A New York attorney, Segal, lives with Gordon, his aged and quite senile mother. He has never married because she has fouled up all of his relationships. She deserves to be in a home, but Segal promised his late father that he would look after her. At the beginning of the film, Segal awakens to a
local radio show, showers, shaves, put...