Christine Conradt

Screenwriter | Producer | Script Consultant

Her Only Child (aka Maternal Obsession) (2008)

Posted by on Mar 22, 2008

Her Only Child (aka Maternal Obsession) (2008)

Written by: Mary Weinstein and Christine Conradt
Director: Douglas Jackson
Starring: Nicholle Tom, Cameron Daddo, Gwynyth Walsh
Release date: March 22, 2008


Lily (Nicholle Tom), 31, is an average woman with an average life. She’s pretty, friendly, and does well at her job as a claims analyst for an insurance company. But there’s one facet of Lily’s life that just isn’t normal– her mother. A couple years ago, Lily moved back in with her mother Inez (Gwynyth Walsh), 60, to help take care of her when she was sick. Now that she’s there, Inez is not about to let her leave. Lonely and bitter after her own husband left her years ago, Inez feels that Lily is the only person she has left in the world and has tangled such a web of guilt and lies around Lily, the young woman is scared to leave. Inez does everything she can even going to extremes to sabotage any relationship Lily tries to have especially with men. Unfortunately for Inez, Lily begins dating a guy at work, Larry (Cameron Daddo), 40, who is seemingly perfect for her. Fearing her daughter will soon leave to ‘have her own life,’ Inez realizes she must pull out the big guns to make sure Lily and Larry never end up together.

Her Only Child was released under that title in the U.S., but was released as Maternal Obsession in all foreign markets.

You can learn more about Her Only Child on IMDB.