Helicopter Mom


Insultingly terrible “comedy” staring Nia Vardalos.

The only reason I watched this was to check if it was possible to salvage this premise:

Maggie Cooper thinks it would be really cool if her son, Lloyd, was gay. So cool in fact, she outs him to the entire school, sets him up on dates and signs him up for a college scholarship for gay kids. The only problem is that Lloyd himself isn’t entirely sure that it is true…

I was blown away when I read this and confirmed it wasn’t some rerun from the last century. It’s so obscure that it doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page.

As a comedy, which it presents itself as, this fails completely. Not only it’s not funny, it is filled with stupid stereotypes that should be dead and buried in 2014.

It then segways into a more banal Bildungsroman about the end of high school, and from that angle it’s only a bog-standard film instead of standing out as a towering inferno of flaming dogshit.

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