The Mother Poster

Release Date: May 28th, 2004

DVD Release Date: October 12th, 2004

R|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
May (Anne Reid) is a middle-aged grandmother who lives in Northern England with her husband, Toots (Peter Vaughan). When Toots dies while the couple is visiting their children in London, May begins to feel a sense of isolation and falls into a deep depression. Needing something new and vital to cling to, May takes refuge in the arms of Darren (Daniel Craig), a burly handyman who is not only half her age and married, but also sleeping with her daughter, Paula (Cathryn Bradshaw).

Cast: Anne Reid, Daniel Craig, Steven Mackintosh, Cathryn Bradshaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Peter Vaughan, Harry Michell, Rosie Michell

Director: Roger Michell

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: BBC, Renaissance Films

Keywords: 2000s, House, Passionate, Forbidden love, Wife, Daughter, London, Temptation, Son, England, Love triangle

Trailers & Clips

view all

Ratings & Reviews

view all
See all critic reviews on


Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)