Mother and Child (2010)

Mother and Child (2010)
Mother and Child (2010)
  • R
  • 2h 7m
  • 2010
Certified Fresh78%
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Three women's lives share a common core: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. Karen had a baby at 14, gave her up at birth, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child; she's a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy is just embarking with her husband on the adoption odyssey, looking for a baby to become their own.
© 2010 Mother And Child Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh78%
Critics Consensus: Though it occasionally veers into unnecessary melodrama, Mother and Child benefits from a stellar cast and writer-director Rodrigo Garcia's finely detailed, bravely unsentimental script.
Reviews
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Fresh

Bening, consistently one of the best US screen actresses, is really the main reason to keep you wa...

December 14, 2018
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

The producer is Alejandro González Iñárittu, who has directed other karmic-coincidence dramas. Thi...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Tom Seymour
Rotten

Mother and Child is too dutiful, overly sincere and its impressions are easily washed away.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Cath Clarke
Fresh

What keeps the whole thing from toppling into an abyss of unwatchable TV drama histrionics is a pa...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Adoption drama probes complex anger, heartbreak, hope.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this heartrending drama examines the complex repercussions of one adoption, and how its effects radiate outward from mother and child and can still be felt through the years. There’s no downplaying it: The film’s serious, and its heavy subjects may prove too overwhelming for both adults and the oldest of teens. There’s also some swearing (a rare "f--k" and "c--t"), plus flashes of nudity, and several sex scenes where very little is shown.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:April 29, 2010
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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