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

2009125 minsUSA, Spain
Drama

Reviews & comments

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

It just went on and on and on

Longest two hours of the month!

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

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

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.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

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.

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.

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.

Variety

Variety

press

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

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.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

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.

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.

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.

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

It just went on and on and on

Longest two hours of the month!

2.0