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Mamá es boba (1997)

Palencia (Spain). Little Martin gets pooped every day at school, which is making his life bitter. He feels embarrassed for his parents, Gema and Toribio, two lovers who always smile as if ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
José Luis Lago José Luis Lago ... Martin Zamora
Faustina Camacho Faustina Camacho ... Gema Perdulí
Eduardo Antuña Eduardo Antuña ... Toribio Zamora
Cristina Marcos ... Ana Cooper
Ginés García Millán ... Enrique Rebarrero
Carolina Garrigues Carolina Garrigues ... Lucía
Mercedes Navarro Mercedes Navarro ... Tati
Juan Carlos García Juan Carlos García ... Chechu
Chema Noci Chema Noci ... Orovio (as José María Noci)
Juan Antonio Quintana Juan Antonio Quintana ... Manuel Ayllón
Adrián Gil Adrián Gil ... Akier Beristiain
Noemí Lozano Noemí Lozano ... (Alazne Pascual)
Chantal Van Damme Chantal Van Damme ... Amaranta López
Amalia Hornero Amalia Hornero ... Amazonia Pérez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Luis Baringo José Luis Baringo ... Ramón Picavea (as Baringo Jordan)


Palencia (Spain). Little Martin gets pooped every day at school, which is making his life bitter. He feels embarrassed for his parents, Gema and Toribio, two lovers who always smile as if asking for forgiveness for everything and who, moreover, ignore the drama that their poor son suffers every day in class. Written by jsanchez

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21 May 1999 (Spain) See more »

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Madrid, Spain See more »


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ESP90,000,000 (estimated)
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The film begins with an initial dedication "for Faus", since the actress Faustina Camacho, who plays the mother of Martín, died shortly after filming this movie. See more »

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A dark comedy with few laughs
13 March 2000 | by filfy-2See all my reviews

Reminiscent of "Welcome to the Dollhouse" or "Joe, the King," this movie shows how parents contribute to an unhappy childhood. However, "Mamá es Boba" does not measure up to those other films.

The premise is that the mother of the protagonist, Martín, becomes the unwitting accomplice in a local TV station scam whereby she is installed as a newsreader. Martin's mother, Gema Perdulí, is truly awful and everyone laughs at her, not with her.

I really didn't connect with the characters at all: The Martín character was not very well developed as the focus is on his parents. As for the simpleton parents, they too didn't arouse any sympathy. As a consequence, the movie plods on even though it's short(1 hr, 32 min).

Another drawback was that the music and score were dreadful and inappropriate. In short, the film is a disappointment.

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