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A ridiculous but wholly predictable potboiler with performances ranging from comatose to hysterical. Read critic reviews

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Jackson (Johnathon Schaech) and Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha (Jessica Lange), in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection for Helen, and, despite her Southern smile, she's starting to act strangely. As Helen tries to create a happy home life, Martha attempts to divide the family so that Jackson will become hers alone.

Cast & Crew

Jessica Lange
Martha Baring
Gwyneth Paltrow
Helen Baring
Johnathon Schaech
Jackson Baring
Nina Foch
Alice Baring
Kaiulani Lee
Sister O'Shaughnessy
Hal Holbrook
Dr. Franklin Hill
Jonathan Darby
Writer (Story)
Jonathan Darby
Writer (Screenplay)
Jane Rusconi
Writer (Screenplay)
Ginny Nugent
Co-Producer
Christopher Young
Original Music
Andrew Dunn
Cinematographer
Robert Leighton
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Critic Reviews for Hush

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Audience Reviews for Hush

  • May 25, 2014
    Probably the film that made me start to hate Gwyneth Paltrow, she is just a terrible actress. Hush is a low budget psycho-biddy about a control freak mother trying to kill her daughter in law. Completely ridiculous and wholly predictable as the consensus described. I basically cringed when I watched as a child, I didn't know much about cinema back then but I cringed cuz of how bad it was. The ending was probably the worst part of all. Hush should be hushed from the entire history of the world.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2011
    Engaging in the most minimal way and ending on the most ludicrous note, Hush is one film that both the actors and the audiences are more than willing to forget.
    Ilyaas H Super Reviewer
  • May 14, 2010
    I thought this movie was great. Helen goes with her husband to visit her mother in law who she hasn't met before. When they reveal to the mother-in-law that they're pregnant she shows a very unfriendly side only to Helen. Jessica Lange does an awesome job playing the psychotic mother-in-law.
    Naughtia N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2008
    A brainless film to say the least.Lange cannot save this superficial "family drama" and as the events proceed on a thriller jurisdiction,the prosecutor of the critics cries out loud "Enough of your liturgies and vengeful plots!Please,stop recycling movies!".
    Dimitris S Super Reviewer

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