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Stage Mother (2020)



Critic Consensus: Stage Mother teeters awkwardly on stereotypes, but Jacki Weaver's performance makes this culture clash dramedy difficult to dismiss.

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When conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline inherits her recently deceased son's drag club, she surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy. In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open up and find new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club's flamboyant performers... until a surprise visit threatens to upend her new life.

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Jacki Weaver
as Maybelline
Lucy Liu
as Sienna
Mya Taylor
as Cherry
Oscar Moreno
as Tequila
Jackie Beat
as Dusty Muffin
Lenore Zann
as Bevette
Sofia Banzhaf
as Young Maybelline
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Critic Reviews for Stage Mother

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (10)

Today, homophobia may still blight many a queen's family relations, but Stage Mother feels dated and formulaic.

August 21, 2020 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

A sweet but ineffective comedy that cashes in on drag culture's new mainstream fame.

August 21, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Glittery, old-fashioned and big-hearted.

August 14, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you didn't see the end coming, you just weren't watching...there's nothing to spoil, save for a couple of funny could have been a lot more adventurous, and it isn't...

August 11, 2020 | Full Review…

The feelgood tone feels a little flaccid.

July 25, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

All potential, however, for robust fish-out-of-water comedy (or actual dramatic conflict) is diluted by a ham-fisted screenplay...

July 24, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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