Oh man. I LOVED Mary Spinell in this. Her performance as the mother has to be literally some of the worst acting in film history. I was laughing so hard any time she did anything. Her voice, her thick NY accent, and her general I-don't-know-where-I-am demeanor makes her on of the most enjoyable film characters ever.
AND she was nominated for a Science Fiction Academy award??? Seriously! Did the nominators see the same film I watched?? This all makes me smile broadly and brightly!