It has been a year since his beloved mother passed away, and Ed Chilton (Steve Buscemi) is still missing her. He now shares Mom's house with his lecherous Uncle Benny (Ned Beatty), who spends most of his time lusting after their sexy neighbour Storm (Sam Jenkins). When the mysterious A.J. Pattle (John Glover) knocks on Ed's door and guarantees that he can bring his mother back from the dead, as good as new, Ed jumps at the chance. However, although all goes well at first, Ed soon discovers that the revived mater (Miriam Margolyes) is not quite as he remembers her.