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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Samuel L Jackson
Naomi Watts
Kerry Washington
Annette Bening
Tatyana Ali
Directors
Rodrigo Garcia
Screenwriters
Rodrigo Garcia
Running Time
125 minutes

Mother And Child
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Mother And Child

Plot
Housebound and left to look after her ageing mother, Karen (Bening) daydreams ruefully of the daughter she gave up for adoption 35 years previously. Her daughter (Watts) is now a tough-edged lawyer nursing some long-buried wounds of her own. Lucy (Washington), meanwhile, yearns for a child of her own.


Verdict
Solid ensemble drama with too many threads to do justice too. Bening doesn't get the opportunity to hit The Kids Are Alright's highs.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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