Mom, Murder and Me

DVD Release: August 1, 2016
Mom, Murder and Me


What does it take to admit your overprotective mother is right? When Annabel’s elderly neighbor passes away, Joan insists it’s murder. Without evidence for the police, Annabel blunders through a comical investigation with Joan as her only ally and a murderer who may be on to their amateur sleuthing.

Dove Review

“Mom, Murder and Me” is a comedy about a young woman, her overprotective mother, and their joint effort to solve a murder mystery. The film features Sarah Klaren as Annabel, Kathy Garver as her mother Joan, and Olando Graves as Buck, the friendly police officer who not only helps them but takes a liking to Annabel.

Annabel’s friend, Wanda, winds up dead, just like another tenant named Frank in Annabel’s apartment building. Annabel begins to piece together a plausible murder, despite Frank’s murder being called a suicide. Annabel’s mother has just arrived and attempts to help her figure out the pieces of the puzzle. Although overprotective, Joan undeniably loves her daughter. In a comedic scene, she puts several bolts on the door and a window to keep her daughter safe. Annabel will need some time to figure out the murder mystery — that is, if she survives. The murderer soon catches on to Annabel and her mother and plans to do everything in his power to silence the two.

The music is lighthearted, and several scenes are played for laughs. A few scenes feature blood, but they are not gratuitous. We are happy to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus. Will the bumbling murderer be apprehended? If Annabel and her mother can survive the danger and the twists and turns, they might just solve the crime!

Content Description

Sex: Couple kisses; the film opens with a woman's boyfriend moving out and leaving her to go on a music tour with his band.; a comment that a woman, who was killed, was gay; a comment that crimes are always related to sex or money; a woman acts like she will take her clothes off if she loses a poker game.
Language: "I swear to G and all the saints" comment-1; OMG-1; O/G-3; Geez-1; Pi*s me off-1; P.O.-1; Crap-1; Shut up-2
Violence: An accident results in a woman being hit with a boom on a boat, and she is knocked into the water, although the incident is not shown on screen; a dog bites a woman and blood is visible on the door; blood is on murder victim's hand; blood on base of door and in box containing evidence; women are gagged and tied; a woman is forced into a trunk of a car but later is released; cars collide, and a man has blood on his forehead; a man chases women with a gun; a woman shoots a gun near a crook, but no one is harmed.
Drugs: Drinking in a few scenes and a bar scene; a comment about getting a drink; a woman is getting tipsy while drinking sherry; beer; wine is on a shelf in a home; a comment about wine country.
Nudity: Cleavage in a few scenes.
Other: A woman flips off her boyfriend as she is moving out of apartment; speculation that a man took his own life; a woman, in her anger, tells an officer that cops are useless; some fish are knocked out of a bowl; a poker game; a woman is disrespectful to her mom but later apologizes; tension between characters.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Heather Donnell
Producer: Chris R. Smith
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 92 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter