DVD: Mother and Child

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17 September 2010

Drama. 2010.

121 min.

With Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Samuel L Jackson, Jimmy Smits and Kerry Washington.

Director: Rodrigo García.


Rating: 4/5

This moving film tells the separate stories of a group of people whose paths eventually cross.

Karen (Bening) gave up her daughter Elizabeth (Watts) for adoption more than 30 years ago.

It still affects Karen – she’s socially inept, cold and brutally honest, making her an interesting character to watch.

Her colleague, Paco (Smits), shakes up her self-absorbed world and her daughter – a lawyer with a personality very similar to her mom’s – becomes pregnant with her boss’ (Jackson) child.

We also meet Lucy (Washing­ton) who is desperate to become a mom but can’t.

The individual stories stand on their own while also blending perfectly at the end.

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