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Mary & Martha (2013)




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Written by Richard Curtis and directed by Phillip Noyce, Mary and Martha stars Hilary Swank as Mary, and Brenda Blethyn as Martha, an American and an Englishwoman who have little in common apart from a tragedy that unexpectedly brings them together. Empowered by their friendship they form an alliance that takes them from their meeting in a remote part of Mozambique all the way to Washington--two ordinary mothers doing something extraordinary.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Curtis
Working Title Television


James Woods
as Mary's Father
Bongo Mbutuma
as Pumelete
Ian Redford
as Charles
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

While Swank and Blethyn make everything they're in more remarkable for their presence, the movie plays more like a based-on-fact Lifetime flick than an HBO work of fiction.

Full Review… | April 22, 2013
New York Post
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Mary and Martha is fictional, but the characters have the blandness you generally find in docudramas.

Full Review… | April 19, 2013
Boston Globe
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Full Review… | July 4, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Mary and Martha is a little film with a big heart. While well acted and artfully shot, it suffers from message movie traps, which isn't to say I wasn't swept up in its good intentions.

Full Review… | April 26, 2013

Audience Reviews for Mary & Martha

Fabulous movie ....very moving it made me think about others and what they go through. I am very please with this film

sherri mcqueen

Sorry to say but with names like Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn in it and its and HBO original movie you hope for more of a film then this film that seem to feel like a few short stories tied up into one big mess of a movie

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