Best Mom tells the story of a mom who, in a desperate attempt to win over her daughter, joins an improvisation class and discovers that both motherhood and improv are failure-based art forms.
Like most moms, Addy (Meg Weidner) struggles with being the disciplinarian parent when her daughter Esther (Violet Hicks) just wants a life of play. Addy turns to her husband, Jason (Jilon Vanover) for comfort and guidance. The problem is that Jason isn’t just a ‘superhero dad’ to Esther, he actually plays a superhero on TV. Jason tells Addy that all his success in life can be attributed to the lessons he learned in an improvisation class: listening and playing. Jason warns Addy, a travel writer who lives mostly in her head trying to work through the red ink of her mom and boss (Donna Mills), that improv is not safe for her. It’s unscripted, unedited, unfiltered, and basically everything Addy is not. What Jason fails to mention is that the class Addy signs up for is taught by his ex-girlfriend (Krista Allen). As Addy’s journey in improv progresses, she finds an interesting connection between motherhood and improv.
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