15 Worst Movie Mums

It’s a sad fact that you can’t pick your family, but some of these characters really got the raw deal when landed with their fictional mothers. From the ultimate pushy parent to the teenager who never grew up – here are The Times favourite bad film mothers. American Beauty’s Carolyn Burnham is at number 13 – here’s why:

Uber-ambitious and cleaning-obsessed mother Carolyn Burnham, who is trying to take more of an interest in her daughter Jane’s life by watching her cheerlead, declares: “I’m so proud of you, you didn’t screw up once!”


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