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The Good Mother (The Price of Passion) (1988)

The Good Mother (The Price of Passion)

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Based on the novel by Sue Miller, this film follows the struggle of the recently-divorced Anna Dunlap (Diane Keaton) as she struggles to support herself and her young daughter. When she meets up with Irish artist Leo Cutter (Liam Neeson), the two embark on a steamy affair that causes complications when Anna's ex-husband, Brian (James Naughton), accuses Leo of sexually molesting his daughter.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Bortman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 4, 2002
Runtime:
Touchstone Pictures

Cast

Ralph Bellamy
as Grandfather
Teresa Wright
as Grandmother
Joe Morton
as Frank Williams
Margaret Bard
as Aunt Rain
Asia Vieira
as Molly Dunlap
Nancy Beatty
as Anna's Mother
Barry Belchamber
as Anna's Father
Marvin Karon
as Bobby (older)
Mairon Bennett
as Young Anna
Zachary Bennett
as Young Bobby
Elizabeth Clarke
as Court Clerk
Philip Eckman
as Uncle Rain
Greg Ellwand
as Garrett
Sheila Ferrini
as Neighborhood Woman N...
Donna Galligan
as Neighborhood Woman N...
Gloria E. Gifford
as Bobby's Wife
Joyce Gordon
as Muth's Secretary
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

The traumatic subject matter of a child custody fight is handled with restraint and intelligence in The Good Mother.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Performances are good, though Keaton's snorting laughs and distracted manner are a bit of an obstacle course.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

For all its potential to challenge and disturb, The Good Mother is finally no more wrenching than a placid Maine landscape on a summer day.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

One more nail in the coffin of the 60s.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The Good Mother is one of the most confused and conflicted serious movies in a long time -- a film that feels great passion about its subject matter but has no idea what it wants to say or how to say it.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Even shackled to banalities, Keaton has the power to amaze.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

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