Smother (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Smother (2008)
  • Rate: 4.6/10 total 1,578 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Release Date: 30 April 2008 (Taiwan)
  • Runtime: USA:92 min
  • Filming Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Budget: $8,000,000(estimated)
  • Director: Vince Di Meglio
  • Stars: Dax Shepard, Liv Tyler and Diane Keaton
  • Original Music By: Manish Raval  Tom Wolfe   
  • Soundtrack: Say Goodbye
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Dysfunctional Family | Boss | Absurd Humor | Physical Comedy | Adult Humor

Writing Credits By:

  • Tim Rasmussen (written by) &
  • Vince Di Meglio (written by)

Known Trivia

    Plot: After he's fired from his job, an everyday guy faces pressure from his wife to have a baby and from his mom, who has decided to move in with the young couple. Full summary » |  »

    Story: What would you do if your mother moved in with you and just wouldn't leave? When NOAH COOPER, 29, is fired from his job as a therapist, he thinks his day can't possibly get worse. When he arrives home his already full house gets even crazier when MARILYN, Noah's overbearing mother arrives with her five dogs in tow needing a place to stay. Comedy ensues as Noah learns to deal with the pressures of finding a job, a wife who desperately wants a baby, and worst of all a mother who won't quit smothering!Written by Anonymous  

    {tab=FullCast & Crew}

    Produced By:

    • Jeff Abberley known as executive producer
    • Matt Berenson known as executive producer
    • Julia Blackman known as executive producer
    • Johnson Chan known as executive producer
    • Johnson Chan known as producer
    • Julie Hartley known as line producer
    • Bill Johnson known as producer
    • Carsten H.W. Lorenz known as executive producer
    • Stanley Monahan known as associate producer
    • Jennifer Perini known as executive producer
    • Tim Rasmussen known as producer
    • Vincent Reppert known as executive producer
    • Jay Roach known as producer
    • Jim Seibel known as executive producer
    • Bobby Sheng known as executive producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Diane Keaton known as Marilyn Cooper
    • Dax Shepard known as Noah Cooper
    • Liv Tyler known as Clare Cooper
    • Ken Howard known as Gene Cooper
    • Jerry Lambert known as Donnie Booker
    • Selma Stern known as Helen Cooper
    • Mike White known as Myron Stubbs
    • Steven Christopher Parker known as Dana
    • Henriette Ivanans known as Therapy Receptionist
    • Frank Crim known as Bob
    • Eddie Frierson known as Ralph
    • James Taku Leung known as Hartanto
    • Matt Steinauer known as Carpet Bazaar Mascot
    • Rachel Cannon known as Waitress
    • Tara Moore known as Pippi
    • Lucas Gorak known as Tommy
    • Alexandra Murdy known as Annika
    • Carlos McCullers II known as Basset Hound
    • Taj Hester known as Beagle
    • Cindy Clark known as Barbara
    • Jacque Lynn Colton known as Cindy
    • Celeste Damron known as Pain Pal
    • Sharon Di Meglio known as Pain Pal
    • Dawn Rasmussen known as Pain Pal
    • Judy Nishimine known as Pain Pal
    • Johnny Hagen known as Karaoke Singer
    • Jess Rowland known as Karaoke DJ
    • Jerry Sherman known as Art
    • Cletus Young known as Sam
    • Don Lake known as Minister
    • Sarah Lancaster known as Holly
    • Cameron Bender known as Jim
    • Skip Stellrecht known as MAX 9000 (voice)
    • Steven Fernandez known as Clare's Second Grade Student
    • Lilly Henderson known as Clare's Second Grade Student
    • Laila Kazerooni known as Clare's Second Grade Student
    • Luis Lefort known as Clare's Second Grade Student
    • Adrien Ochoa known as Clare's Second Grade Student
    • Curtis Olson known as Clare's Second Grade Student
    • Ashley Person known as Clare's Second Grade Student
    • Franklin Ramirez known as Clare's Second Grade Student
    • Amar Ross known as Clare's Second Grade Student
    • Julianna Saigusa known as Clare's Second Grade Student
    • Ron Butler known as Friendly Man
    • Kimberly Bosso known as Baby Shower Guest (uncredited)
    • Johnny Drocco known as Physical Therapist (uncredited)
    • George Kendall known as Tony (uncredited)
    • Ket Lamb known as Vacuum Cleaning Gag Lady (uncredited)
    • Sonia Perozzi known as Waitress (uncredited)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Fríða Aradóttir known as key hair stylist: Diane Keaton
    • Dena Fayne known as hair stylist
    • Kathleen Freeman known as assistant makeup artist
    • Ann Pala known as key makeup artist
    • Thomas Real known as department head hair stylist
    • Robin Siegel known as key makeup artist: Diane Keaton
    • Nancy Tong known as assistant hair stylist

    Art Department:

    • Stephanie Allen known as set dresser
    • Christopher Dumas known as set dresser
    • David Hopkins known as on-set dresser
    • Mark David Kersey known as head greensman
    • Sean Lira known as set dresser
    • Kathleen Lordon known as set decoration buyer
    • Greg Manke known as assistant property
    • Jeffrey M. O'Brien known as property master
    • Paul V. Picerni Jr. known as assistant property master
    • Richard Reynolds known as set designer
    • Josh Roth known as leadman
    • Craig Stoa known as set dresser


    Production Companies:

    • Scion Films
    • Carsey-Werner Company
    • Double Edge Entertainment
    • Everyman Pictures
    • Germie & Bucky
    • Grand Army Entertainment (in association with)
    • Inferno Distribution
    • Smother Productions

    Other Companies:

    • Aglet Post  trailer editing
    • Avilon Audio  trailer post-production
    • CNSO Studios  recording studio
    • Casting Associates  extras casting
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  cranes
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  remote camera systems
    • Electric Picture Solutions  editing facilities
    • Film Finances  completion guarantor
    • Film Production Capital  tax credit financing
    • Grand Army Entertainment  in association with
    • Hollywood Caterers  catering
    • Hollywood Intermediate  digital intermediate services
    • Louisiana Media Services  post-production
    • Otto Nemenz International  camera equipment provided by
    • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
    • Sonic Magic  sound post-production
    • Studio Animal Services  dog handler
    • Upload Films  post-production
    • Westwind Media  telecine
    • Wildfire Studios  digital intermediate facility


    • Variance Films (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Hollywood Entertainment (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
    • Vertice Cine (2009) (Spain) (theatrical)
    • Village Films (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
    • Viva Films (2008) (Philippines) (theatrical)
    • California Filmes (2008) (Brazil) (all media)
    • Double Edge Entertainment (2008) (Taiwan) (all media)
    • Gativideo (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
    • Hoyts Distribution (2008) (Australia) (all media)
    • Inferno Distribution (2007) (worldwide) (all media)
    • Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution (2008) (Finland) (DVD)

    ..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

    • Lawles Bourque known as digital compositor
    • Rachel Clement known as digital cleanup artist
    • Lauren Hendrix known as special effects artist
    • John Lands known as visual effects coordinator

    Release Date:

    • USA 31 October 2007 (American Film Market)
    • Taiwan 30 April 2008
    • Australia 8 May 2008
    • Romania 30 May 2008
    • Greece 19 June 2008 (Athens)
    • Brazil 20 June 2008
    • Israel 26 June 2008
    • Philippines 27 August 2008
    • Hungary 8 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
    • Brazil 10 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
    • USA 26 September 2008 (limited)
    • Russia 9 October 2008 (DVD premiere)
    • Finland 17 December 2008 (DVD premiere)
    • Portugal 1 January 2009
    • Spain 6 March 2009
    • Egypt 1 April 2009
    • USA 5 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Iceland 2 July 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Mexico 10 July 2009
    • Argentina 19 August 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Germany 21 August 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Peru 29 October 2009
    • Sweden 21 May 2011 (TV premiere)

    MPAA: Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, some drug material and language


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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