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I Remember Mama

comedy, drama


Irene Dunne stars in this moving family drama about a family of Norwegian immigrants who face the trials of life in turn-of-the-century San Francisco.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    100%
  • Audience Score
    86%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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  • Audience

    86%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Producer-Director George Stevens has transferred the John van Druten play, via a free-wheeling script by DeWitt Bodeen, in all its genial personality to the screen.

- Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Fresh:

- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

A film along the lines of Pride and Prejudice, but this is a first generation immigrant family with four kids in early 20th century San Francisco. The story teller is the oldest daughter who has a yen for writing. We go through the various troubles they encounter - lack of money, the stay in a hospital when a kid needs an operation, the good and bad relatives, etc. It is a heart-warming movie, and if you get a chance watch it.

- Redlats, Sunday, May 10, 2009

4 stars

90/100. A very heart warming film, wonderfully written and believably done. There is a fine attention to detail and the film has a loving feel of the time. Superb cinematography, good art direction but it is the marvelous cast that makes this film work, as well as George Stevens sensitive direction. Irene Dunne is so perfect in the title role and gives one of her best performances. The movie boasts an amazing supporting cast, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oscar Homolka, Ellen Corby and Edgar Bergen. The scene with the cat is a classic! Bel Geddes, Homolka, Dunne and Corby were all nominated for Oscars, as was the fine black and white cinematography.

- jam233, Wednesday, March 17, 2010

5 stars

This is the most beautiful film I have ever seen! It was funny, sad, and the acting was absolutely brilliant. I wish they made films like this today.

- filmqueen3, Thursday, May 8, 2008