My father died when I was 7 and that event led to me becoming a major momma’s boy. I would have done anything for my mom. Now I have a question for all of you… how far would you go to help your mom? Would you take care of her after a debilitating accident? Would you give up your life for her? Would you kill for her? That is the premise of Stephanie Hensley’s short Momma’s Boy.
A quick look at Caleb Glass and Brezlin Ashley in Momma's Boy…. "Mother" performed by Erin Butusov
Posted by Chances Are Productions on Monday, January 30, 2017
Momma’s Boy is a short film written and directed by Stephanie Hensley. The short stars Caleb Glass, Brezlin Ashley, Cody Lawson and Erin Butusov. The plot follows two brothers who take care of their sickly mother who was disabled during an accident. They set out to find a companion for their mom through online dating services but things aren’t quite what they seem…
Out of the three shorts from the A Mother Knows Best anthology (check out my reviews of the other two – A Mother’s Choice and Mommy Said So), this one is my favorite – as well as the goriest. I loved Caleb Glass and Brezlin Ashley as the brothers. Their interaction and dialogue were fantastic and was one of the high points of the short. I’ve seen Erin Butosov in three shorts now. She is absolutely unrecognizable here and her performance is savage. After seeing Cody Lawson play an absolute fucking dick in A Mother’s Choice, it was nice to see him portray someone likable in the form of the mother’s online match.
I’ve said this with a few short films in the past but I could absolutely see this being turned into a feature film with the story (and backstory) expanded upon. I would love to see that happen. I start writing mental fan fiction the moment the short ended. Stephanie, you should make this into a feature and I have ideas if you are interested! Just kidding… kinda.
Momma’s Boy is a fucked up, twisted, and hilarious short film that I would love to see expanded into a feature. The leads were excellent and had great chemistry. The gore that was missing from the previous two shorts makes a welcome appearance here. If you like films that aren’t quite what they seem, then you should check out Momma’s Boy when the A Mother Knows Best anthology releases next month. You can pre-order a copy here.