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Neurotic writer moves back in with his mom in next library film

Posted on: January 14, 2017

After five relationships ending badly including two divorces, a neurotic middle-aged science fiction writer wants to find out what is wrong with him. Could his mother have created problems when he was growing up?   He thinks starting over at the beginning might offer a solution and announces to his mother that he’s moving back in with her.

This Thursday at 6:00 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing a 1996 comedy with some drama starring Albert Brooks and the late, great Debbie Reynolds playing his mother. Running time is 104 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

Albert Brooks also wrote and directed the film. When he asked his friend Carrie Fisher if she thought her mother might play his mother, she knew she would. Fisher also got permission from her ex-husband Paul Simon for Brooks to use the song “Mrs. Robinson.” Listen closely, Brooks wrote new lyrics for it.

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