No Laughing Matter

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No Laughing Matter ★★½ 1997 (PG-13)

The widow of a policeman, outgoing Emma (Somers) is especially close to her teenaged son Charlie (Christ), who feels protective of his mother. And Emma needs protection since she has a long-standing drinking problem she refuses to admit to. Her ability to function becomes increasingly impaired just as Charlie needs her most—seems his girlfriend Lauren (Blair) is pregnant. Finally, Emma seeks help but as she pulls herself together, Charlie turns hostile over his own volatile situation. 90m/C VHS . Suzanne Somers, Chad Christ, Selma Blair, Robert Desiderio; D: Michael Elias; W: Michael Elias, Ted Kristian. TV