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The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 19 February 2007
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Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.

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Robin Sheppard

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Kate Long (novel), Kate Long (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Tate ... Karen Cooper
Anne Reid ... Nancy Hesketh
Holliday Grainger ... Charlie Cooper (as Holly Grainger)
Steve John Shepherd ... Steve Cooper
Steve Pemberton ... Leo Fairbrother
Robert Pattinson ... Daniel Gale
Maggie Ollerenshaw ... Jessie Pilkington
Oliver Lee Oliver Lee ... Paul Benthem
Clare McGlinn ... Advisor Jo-Beth
Angela Murray Angela Murray ... Adviser Annie
Pip Torrens ... Doctor Gale
Caroline Harding Caroline Harding ... Sandra Gale
Kirsty Leigh Porter ... Anya (as Kirsty L. Porter)
Natascha Edwards Natascha Edwards ... Julie
Martin Reeve Martin Reeve ... Consultant
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Storyline

Daniel (Robert Pattinson) has been spending a lot of time with his crush, Charlotte, who has just learned she is pregnant. Daniel helps Charlotte with her pregnancy struggles and finds himself on a memorable 9-month journey with three independent, outspoken women. Through the tears, laughter and love this dysfunctional family find a way to sticks it out together. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, thematic elements and some smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Handbuch für Rabenmütter See more »

Filming Locations:

West Yorkshire, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP2,000,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Karen Cooper: Surely you didn't get an A in doing what your damn well told!
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Outstanding
19 February 2007 | by adsdmnelSee all my reviews

An outstanding TV drama. Catherien Tate truly shows that she is not just a one trick pony. Her performance is well considered and not over the top, a genius at work.

The storyline is the strength of this drama. Three generations of women who struggle to come terms with their own problems is the main crux of the action.

As mentioned above Catherien Tate excels as a frustrated single parent. The supporting cast is truly outstanding as well, both the Gran and Daughter characters were well performed by the actors.

Overall a surprising hit well done ITV1.


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