Do you have a helicopter mom in your life? Does your life sometimes seem like a comedy of errors because of you and your mom butting heads? Then maybe you identify with “Helicopter Mom,” coming to select theaters and VOD April 24. The film stars Nia Vardalos as a mom who wants the best for her son, played by Jason Dolley. Although, she wants the best too hard, if that makes sense.

“Even with good intentions and an abundance of love, parents can sometimes become…smothering. Such is the case with Maggie (a hilarious Nia Vardalos), who decides that she would not only accept her son Lloyd (Jason Dolley) as gay, she would encourage it. In fact, Maggie becomes so convinced that Lloyd is indeed gay that she “outs” him to his entire high school. Like any good “helicopter mom” Maggie hovers over every aspect of her son’s life. She takes control of his social life, sets him up on dates with boys whom she has approved, and files for a gay student college scholarship. There’s just one wrench in her grand plans: Lloyd doesn’t even know whether he’s gay or not – and he’s just asked a cute girl to prom (Skyler Samuels). In the end, will Maggie be willing to accept her son for who he is-or just who she thinks he is?”

The film is directed by Salomé Breziner, written by Duke Tran and also stars Kate Flannery, Mark Boone Junior and Lisa Loeb. Take a look at the poster and trailer below, and write what you think about the film in the comments section below.


By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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