Mother and Child (2009)
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The Unbreakable Bond Between Mother And Child.
|The moving story of three women and the power of the unbreakable bond between mother and child.|
"...Satisfying example of this storytelling style... Michael Phillips, Los Angeles Times
"...an emotional powerhouse... Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Editor's NoteWriter/director Rodrigo García (NINE LIVES) teams with executive producer Alejandro González Iñárritu to craft this drama highlighting the powerful bond between a mother and her son. It's been years since Karen (Annette Bening) gave her daughter, Elizabeth, up for adoption, and the decision to abandon her child has always haunted her. Upon meeting laid-back Paco (Jimmy Smits), Karen permits her anxiety and mistrust to get the best of her. On the surface it appears that Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) is none the worse for never knowing her biological mother; she's a fast-talking lawyer who's just landed a high-profile job at a firm fronted by Paul (Samuel L. Jackson), though her unsavory penchant for exploiting others is about to blow up in her face. Meanwhile, maternal-minded baker Lucy (Kerry Washington) longs to experience the joys of motherhood, eventually deciding that adoption is the best bet to start a family with her husband, Joseph (David Ramsey).
Mother and Child - DVD Review
By: Jake Guerra Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 12/19/2010 4:57 PM
|It has been a long time since a movie has affected me so much, but once in a while, a movie such as Mother and Child -- now available on DVD -- comes along and stays with you long after it is over. Annette Bening plays Karen, a woman who became pregnant at fourteen, but gave up her child for adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who also takes care of her elderly mother, but all the while she helps rebuild other people; she has put up such a wall that virtually no one can enter. Karen still wonders about the baby she let go, and wonders if she should make contact....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
Independent Spirit (2011)
|Naomi Watts, Nominee, Best Supporting Female|
|Samuel L. Jackson, Nominee, Best Supporting Male|