By Cemile Kavountzis
Updated September 15, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

In Loverboy, a possessive single mom clings desperately, adoringly, to her son and their homeschooled world of fairy tales and Thoreau-like nature adventures. EXTRAS Kevin Bacon’s director’s commentary covers nepotism and his two degrees of casting (brother Michael wrote the score; wife Sedgwick stars; daughter Sosie plays Mom in flashback; pal Campbell Scott cameos). As for how he got A-listers (Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, John Legend) for bit parts? ”I got so lucky,” he says. His tip for shooting on a shoestring: Use stock footage to create locations.

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