Albert Brooks has always seemed to operate in the shadow of Woody Allen. Not quite as famous or respected, Brooks has been referred to as L.A.’s answer to Woody Allen. I regard MOTHER as Brooks’ best film. Its a smartly written comedy that shines a huge spotlight on Debbie Reynolds, who also gives a career best performance. The film is insightful and contains many scenes that will be all-too familiar with audiences. It was difficult for me to single out one best moment, but the following scene is a classic: