Mother and Child

Mother and Child

Mother and Child

Three women's lives share a common core in this drama: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. Karen (Annette Bening) placed a baby for adoption at age 14 and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) grew up as an adopted child; she's a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy (Kerry Washington) is just embarking with her husband on the adoption odyssey, hoping for the opportunity to become parents

2009Rating: M, sex scenes & offensive language125 minsUSA, Spain
Drama
6%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

An insightfully observed and exceptionally acted ensemble piece precisely about what the title suggests.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

You may not quite trust Mother and Child -- its soft spots and fuzzy edges give it away -- but you can believe just about everyone in it.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

In Mother and Child, he (Rodrigo Garcia) creates an emotional powerhouse.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The film is founded on three performances by Annette Bening, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts. All have rarely been better.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Some may find the film overly schematic, but Garcia smartly uses three parallel narratives to probe the extraordinary nature of motherhood.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

One moment of young lust has had a profound effect on many lives. Thirty-seven years after Karen (Annette Bening), then a 14-year-old, was forced to give up her baby, she is a lost soul.

0

Go see it if...

you are a mother, have a daughter, like great acting. It didn't drag for me, esp as it jumps over a whole lot of bits that could've been dragged out (lead character falling in love at last) etc. I thought it was a little manipulated and realised what was going to happen half way through (when normally I am really dumb about predicting stuff) however it...

3.0
0

It just went on and on and on

Longest two hours of the month!

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An insightfully observed and exceptionally acted ensemble piece precisely about what the title suggests.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

You may not quite trust Mother and Child -- its soft spots and fuzzy edges give it away -- but you can believe just about everyone in it.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

In Mother and Child, he (Rodrigo Garcia) creates an emotional powerhouse.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The film is founded on three performances by Annette Bening, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts. All have rarely been better.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Some may find the film overly schematic, but Garcia smartly uses three parallel narratives to probe the extraordinary nature of motherhood.

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

One moment of young lust has had a profound effect on many lives. Thirty-seven years after Karen (Annette Bening), then a 14-year-old, was forced to give up her baby, she is a lost soul.

0

Go see it if...

you are a mother, have a daughter, like great acting. It didn't drag for me, esp as it jumps over a whole lot of bits that could've been dragged out (lead character falling in love at last) etc. I thought it was a little manipulated and realised what was going to happen half way through (when normally I am really dumb about predicting stuff) however it...

3.0
0

It just went on and on and on

Longest two hours of the month!

2.0
0