Doesn't every family have someone who meddles too much? In this new original cable movie Meddling Mom Sonia Braga takes it to a new level. It's a sweet, and very relate able story and could very well turn into a franchise for the Hallmark Movie Channel.
Braga portrays widow and meddling mom, Carmen Vega, and her two best pals, Marisol (Rose Abdoo) and Valeria (Saundra Santiago), do everything in their power to interfere in the lives of Carmen’s grown daughters Yolanda (Ana Ayora) and Ally (Mercedes Renard). It isn’t that Carmen is evil, she simply can’t help herself: she leaves out baby books as a subtle hint for newly-wedded daughter Yolanda, she interferes in Ally’s date with Marisol’s son Pablo (Rafael Amaya); it seems that there is no stopping this woman, but then again, maybe there is after all.
Yolanda and Ally had just about had it with their mother’s controlling, scheming ways and figure it’s past time to get her a life of her own and allow them to live theirs. They set her up on a date with the dashing ballroom dance teacher Luis (Plana), who already carries a torch for Carmen, but even with a budding relationship, Carmen can’t stop interfering with the lives of those around her; that even includes getting in hot water with Ally’s new boyfriend Ben (Rob Mayes) and his boss. There just has to be a way to teach her a lesson, after all, behind every meddling mom is an honorable mom struggling to get out.
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer's Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.