Anna Faris and Emmy® winner Allison Janney star in this new comedy from Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly) that’s an irreverent and outrageous take on true family love and dysfunction.
Anna Faris plays Christy, a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. As a single mom whose newly found sobriety has given her the ability to see her life clearly … Christy’s decided that she does not like the view. Now she must try to untangle years of reckless decisions in order to make a better life for her and her kids. But just because you want to be a better person doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. Everywhere she looks there are challenges: She is trying to stop drinking in wine country, have a healthy romance with her unavailable boss, raise her young son to be a good man despite his father’s influence, convince her troubled teenage daughter to make better choices than she did, and — perhaps the most difficult task — forgive her estranged mother, Bonnie (Janney), for not giving her any of the tools she needed to handle life in the first place.
When her mom, Bonnie reappears chock-full of insights into Christy’s many mistakes, she joins Christy’s already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss (and lover) Gabriel (Nate Corddry – Harry’s Law); the restaurant’s hot-tempered chef, Rudy (French Stewart – 3rd Rock from the Sun); her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year-old daughter, Violet (Sadie Calvano – NCIS); her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal – New Girl); her irresponsible ex and Roscoe’s father, Baxter (Matt Jones – Breaking Bad); and Violet’s clueless boyfriend, Luke (Spencer Daniels – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system – and a copious amount of dysfunction.
Mom: The Complete First Season is available now on DVD.