The Mother Reviews

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July 9, 2004
It sounds like the stuff of soap operas or bad porn, but Kureishi's script is too intelligent and empathetic to titillate.
July 9, 2004
Michell's sometimes oddly cropped compositions suggest that May is seeing the world through new eyes, and finding its edges and corners for perhaps the first time.
July 6, 2004
The movie's look, though attractive in and of itself, is a syntax error
July 4, 2004
July 3, 2004
July 2, 2004
Uses the surface familiarity of its situation ... to smuggle an elegantly carved Trojan horse full of messy emotional spillover into the theatre.
July 2, 2004
A marvellous tale about sex, love, age and family.
July 2, 2004
The complications of its story are found in the deep complexities of emotions and family relationships.
July 2, 2004
... a small, unsettling and utterly fearless British drama -- one that proves far more compelling than it has any right to be.
June 26, 2004
No steady tone exists, no moment when the movie feels true.
June 25, 2004
Bracing but superb.
June 25, 2004
You may not enjoy The Mother (I certainly didn't), but it's a movie so heavy on truth, its spell cannot be denied.
June 25, 2004
What sets The Mother apart from your typical daytime serial is the caliber of both the writing and the acting.
June 25, 2004
Michell's harsh, off-putting British drama contains one of the strangest love triangles in years.
June 24, 2004
The film delicately reflects May's shifting sensibilities, revealing her point of view (at a distance, across traffic, through doors barely opened), and framing her.
June 23, 2004
Not as convincing as Fear Eats the Soul, but well crafted and interesting
June 22, 2004
...grueling, oppressive and perhaps a bit too miserable for its own good--but I dare you to look away from it for even a second.
June 18, 2004
Kureishi takes an unflinching look at the immediate consequences of passion and the quieter, more ruinous consequences of choosing an unsatisfying path through life.
June 18, 2004
Though their selfishness is repellent, the characters feel strikingly real.
June 18, 2004
A drama that's unafraid of pain, complexity and ambiguity.
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