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Not Good Enough Mothers 

It's raining and Amy's car won't start. She sees a story on the news about a local mother being deported as an illegal immigrant and decides to rally women at Abaddon to form a women's activist group.

Director:

Nicole Holofcener

Writers:

Mike White, Mike White (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Dern ... Amy Jellicoe
Diane Ladd ... Helen Jellicoe
Sarah Burns ... Krista Jacobs
Timm Sharp ... Dougie Daniels
Mike White ... Tyler
Bayne Gibby ... Connie
Amy Hill ... Judy Harvey
Riki Lindhome ... Harper
Jason Mantzoukas ... Omar Ali
Michaela Watkins ... Janice Holm
Brent Bradshaw ... Ken
Andi Carnick ... Susan Watkins
Ana Dela Cruz ... Rosa Munoz
Gloria Felix Gloria Felix ... Baby Shower Guest
Johnathan Geare Johnathan Geare ... Boy (as Jonathan Geare)
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Storyline

It's raining in Riverside. Amy's car won't start and her mother won't let her drive hers (no insurance), so Amy must ride the bus. She takes up the cause of an undocumented immigrant mother in Corona being deported to Mexico while her two US-born children stay with an aunt. She tries to convince her basement colleagues to join a demonstration for the woman, wines and dines Judy asking for help to form a women's action group at Abaddon, and goes to Krista's baby shower with her message of solidarity. Can Amy find any sunshine in peoples' responses? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Amy Jellicoe: I've lived in a world full of not-good-enough mothers. Imperfect, bad mothers. But the mother is a child, too. She's a child. I will stop waiting for you to be the perfect mother. I will be patient with you. I will be tender. I will be the mother I wanted you to be.
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Mother And Child Reunion
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Written and performed by Paul Simon
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