Mama (2013 film)

2013 film by Andrés Muschietti

Mama is a 2013 Spanish-Canadian supernatural horror-fantasy film based on the 2008 Argentina short film Mamá.  The film deals with the story of two young girls abandoned in a forest cabin, fostered by an unknown entity that they fondly call "Mama", which eventually follows them to their new suburban home after their uncle retrieves them.

Directed by Andrés Muschietti.  Screenplay by Neil Cross, Andrés Muschietti, and Bárbara Muschietti.  Story by Andrés Muschietti and Bárbara Muschietti, and based on Mamá by Andrés Muschietti.
A mother's love is forever. (tagline)

Jeffrey Desange

  • You know, moms and dads, they try real hard, but sometimes they mess things up.  You know Daddy loves you, right?

Dr. Gerald Dreyfuss



Lucas:  So, how's it been, life as a single mom?
Annabel:  It's great!
Lucas:  Yeah?
Annabel:  [whispering]  It's terrible; they hate me.
Lucas:  [whispering]  They don't hate you.
Annabel:  They hate me.
Lucas:  They don't hate you.
Annabel:  So easy for you to say.  You're like the cool uncle.
Lucas:  I am the cool uncle. What?  What is it, Annie?
Annabel:  Just get well soon so you can come home and clean up their mess, please.
Lucas:  You sure that's it?
Annabel:  Yeah.


  • Jessica Chastain as Annabel
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Lucas Desange / Jeffrey Desange
  • Megan Charpentier as Victoria Desange
    • Morgan McGarry as Young Victoria
  • Isabelle Nélisse as Lilly
    • Maya and Sierra Dawe as Young Lilly
  • Daniel Kash as Dr. Gerald Dreyfuss
  • Javier Botet as Mama
    • Laura Guiteras as Mama (Voice)
    • Melina Matthews as Mama (Voice)
    • Hannah Cheesman as Beautiful Mama / Edith Brennan
  • Jane Moffat as Jean Podolski / Mama (Voice)
  • David Fox as Burnsie
  • Julia Chantrey as Nina
  • Elva Mai Hoover as Secretary
  • Dominic Cuzzocrea as Ron
  • Diane Gordon as Louise
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