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PG-13| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
Jessie Cates (Sissy Spacek) packs her belongings into bags intended for donation to charity. She's doing so because, as she tells her mother, Thelma (Anne Bancroft), she plans to kill herself that very evening. This film, inspired by an esteemed stage production, centers on the interactions between an elderly woman and her daughter, whose depression has pushed her to the brink of suicide. As Jessie steels herself for her last act, Thelma gallantly encourages her to opt for life.

Cast: Sissy Spacek , Anne Bancroft , Ed Berke , Carol Robbins , Jennifer Roosendahl , Michael Kenworthy , Sari Walker ,

Director: Tom Moore

Genres: Drama

'Night, Mother (1986)

Release Date: September 12th, 1986|1 hr. 36 min.

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  • November 18, 2008 Sweetrose
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    I see this film as intricate, and it makes the Heart ponder about illness and Death. The two main actresses steel the show! Jessie (Spacek), is a divorced mom who is "hell- bent" on suicide.She spends a day with her mom Thelma (Bancroft) and decides to end it all. The dialogue between the two women is the whole plot of the film. Thelma tries to carry the burden Jessie has harbored in heart,but is unsuccessful in being a comfort. Jessie's speech to her mom about "what would make me stay" is so convincing, that one would feel her anguish and dispair at Life. In the end,a viewer realizes that Suicide is seriously, and sometimes thoroughly planned. Bancroft and Spacek make this one of the greatest performances. I love them and Bravo and bravo!

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