Picks and Pans Review: Because Mommy Works
updated 11/21/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/21/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST
Don't be fooled by that maudlin title or the movie's weepy plot (an exemplary mother is dragged into a child-custody fight by her daddy-come-lately ex merely because she refuses to give up a rewarding career in nursing). This film is a subtle and even-handed examination of our entrenched assumptions about parental roles, further distinguished by excellent acting, most notably from Anne Archer and John Heard as the contentious parents.