While trying to advance her career, food writer J.J. must deal with the unexpected arrival of her free-spirited mother for the holidays. Desperate to get some work done, she pawns her mom off on a chef at a local restaurant. But when she realizes how much she cares for the cook, J.J. gets in touch with what she is really looking for from life, love, and family. Carly Pope, Christine Baranski, Bobby Cannavale star in this Lifetime telefilm. AKA: "Smothered." 86 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.