'Night, Mother Poster

Release Date: September 12th, 1986

DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 2010

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

Keywords: Dark, Daughter, Emotional, Love, Transformation, Sacrifice, Family, Mother, 1980s, Son


Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama