Smother (film)

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Directed by Vince Di Meglio
Written by Tim Rasmussen
Vince Di Meglio
Starring Diane Keaton
Dax Shepard
Liv Tyler
Mike White
Ken Howard
Music by Angela Desveaux
Distributed by Screen Media
Release date
  • April 30, 2008 (2008-04-30)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Smother is a 2008 comedy film directed by directed and co-written by Vince Di Meglio and starring Diane Keaton as a mother who is over-attached to her adult son.[1] The film aired on Lifetime in 2009.


Noah Cooper, (Dax Shepard) a therapist, gets fired from the office where he has worked for many years. When he arrives home he finds his wife's cousin, Myron Stubbs, (Mike White) has moved in. Later that evening his mother, Marilyn (Diane Keaton) also arrives with her dogs and asks whether she can stay. Even though Noah is displeased, he allows Marilyn to stay. He discovers his mother has left his father, suspecting that he had an affair. He and Marilyn get hired at a carpet store, but because of Marilyn's stupid tasks both of them get fired. Meanwhile, his relationship with his wife, Clare, (Liv Tyler) deteriorates and she subsequently leaves. Marilyn spies her husband and they have an encounter. Her husband, Gene (Ken Howard) confesses that he has tried to cheat on her twice. Noah's grandmother, Helen Cooper (Selma Stern) dies, and at the funeral Noah and Maryiln debate. Noah gets moved by his mother's words and realises that his decision not to have a baby was wrong and rushes to Clare to apologize. The film ends with Marylin and Myron moving in together elsewhere.



  1. ^ "Smother". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 

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