The actress that plays the mom, if she has some lung or muscle disease I apologize, but it was a struggle to understand what she was saying in her low gravely, unsexy, muttering. We may as well have been listening to Cousin It from the Aadams Family. No projection, no annunciation, no air in her words. Very strange. The story was so sticky sweet, especially at the end, I'm afraid my house will be invaded by ants. Too bad they didn't cast an interesting actress for the lead role with some vocal training. How many people watching this could not predict exactly what was going to happen? Why bother with such a sappy script. Waste of peoples' time. This film has been made hundreds of times. If you're going to do it, make it better, add some surprises - anything interesting and unpredictable. The love interest is charming, but not enough to make up for the rest of this schlock.