• Mother and Child (2010)

Mother and Child

Release Date: May 7th, 2010

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 2010

R |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen (Annette Bening) is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks warmth. Lucy (Kerry Washington) and her husband have failed to conceive and now hope to adopt a baby to make their family complete.

Cast: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, Samuel L. Jackson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Cherry Jones, Elpidia Carrillo

Director: Rodrigo Garcia

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Mockingbird Pictures

Keywords: Husband, Marriage, Mother, Daughter, Quest, Hospital, Transformation, Love, 2000s, Emotional, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 65
    Ella TaylorNPR

    When it comes to family togetherness, love and quality time are thicker than blood, water or just about any other social glue you can think of. That's the admirable if hardly news-breaking message of Rodrigo Garcia's domestic drama Mother and Child, whose official thread is the impact of adoption on three different women. show more

  • 70
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    Garcia, despite creating yet another vibrant canvas for his actors, deflects the burden of this toughest and most modern of familial conundrums, offering instead the bland, regressive ideal of motherhood as not only redemptive but required. show more

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