You'll Like My Mother (1972)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Though it sometimes looks like a TV "Movie of the Week' deflected to big screen, You'll Like My Mother is all in all a neat little nailbiter with a strong cast. Pregnant army widow Francesca Kinsolving (Patty Duke), conditioned by her late husband to expect a warm welcome, visits her in-laws in snowbound Minnesota. Mother-in-law Rosemary Murphy is not only resentful of Patty's presence, she refuses to acknowledge fact that her son ever married. There are other surprises in store for Francesca, including a homicidal son-in-law Richard Thomas and a mentally-challenged sister-in-law Sian Barbara Allen. In addition, Francesca's mother-in-law harbors a "little" secret: she's not Patty's real mother-in-law at all, but a scheming aunt who wants to inherit family fortune and wants no inconvenient relatives blocking her path. Slowly and deliberately, terror builds upon terror, right up to the bone-chilling finale. Jo Heims adapted the script from a Naomi A. Hintze novel.

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chauffeur, death-in-family, fugitive, inheritance, in-law, investigator, killing, maniac, mother-in-law, pregnancy, psychopath, rampage, rape, snowstorm, stranded, traveling, widow/widower, aristocracy, husband, journey, lawyer, mansion, mother