Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mother and Child (2009)

Director: Rodrigo García. Cast: Annette Bening, Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, David Morse, Elizabeth Peña. 127 min. Rated R. USA/Spain. Drama.

Three parallel stories of three mothers having, losing, or already lost a child. It's difficult to imagine whether this movie would have been as powerful without some mesmerizing acting (especially by the great Benning), as the first half contains very deep drama and strong emotional moments; just to fizzle out during the second half due to some dominating cheesy soap opera. This is a movie that would definitely be skewed toward a female audience - and rightfully so. Still worth the watch.

PS: The film is executive produced by the king of parallel stories, Alejandro González Iñárritu (Ameros Perros, 21 Grams, Babel).

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