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Mother and Child Reviews

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November 19, 2016
Poignant story about a woman who gave up her child for adoption at a young age. Mother and daughter lead separate lives. The mother upon discovering her daughter's death she reconnects with her granddaughter later in her life.
July 22, 2016
Naomi Watts and Britt Robertson are wonderful. This is a very involved and detailed movie. At 2 hours it is too long.
March 5, 2016
The sins of the fathers, or mothers and the lost and found lives. Annette Bening and Naomi Watts really are an acting powerhouse. And weirdly enough they do look alike.
Super Reviewer
December 17, 2015
Garc韆 made a really powerful drama here with a highly emotional and sincere story about regrets and how some choices that we make in our lives define our paths and future, and it has a fantastic cast, especially Annette Bening and Naomi Watts, who deserve to be praised.
December 5, 2015
I really enjoyed this movie. This is pure drama when it's at its best. It's about three women who all intertwine in this movie about mothers and children and their lives. Mother and Child really shows the love that mothers have for their children and that biology has nothing to do with being able to call someone your child. Great acting from Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Samuel L Jackson and Britt Robertson. This movie was heartfelt and emotional and no matter how crazy a character in this movie might seem, I believed in every word they said and every action they made.
September 11, 2015
Intense and emotional for me......but probably too slow for others.....
July 26, 2015
Drama en el que se tocan varios temas dif铆ciles y hasta pol茅micos, el argumento central gira en torno a la adopci贸n y el posible reencuentro de padres biol贸gicos con su hijos dados en adopci贸n, sin embargo, se entremezclan temas como la migraci贸n, trato a los adultos mayores, adicci贸n al trabajo, etc., en un filme en el que el final agridulce la vuelve buena.
June 15, 2015
tres buenas historias unidas x un tema dificil. el final debio ser diferente.. pero es buena
January 12, 2015
Awesome movie! Some really good acting..
January 11, 2015
What a great movie for a bout of insomnia. Wee hours of the morning. Kept my interest. Stirring performances from Bening, Watts and Washington. Garcia writes beautifully for women. Been watching him grow on Wigs, podcast station that yields a well-deserved 70million views.
½ August 7, 2014
The message of the film outweighed the acting and the consistence of the transitions between scenes which made the overall delivery a bit tepid but.. it's still a decent film if you look at it through a purely connotative outlook
April 29, 2014
Sweet but melancholy interconnected tale of mothers and daughters, and their impact on each others lives, movingly told with heart-felt performances by an outstanding cast.
½ January 3, 2014
A thoughtful and provocative film about the way they live
½ November 26, 2013
A well produced and directed story that takes you into the mother and child connections and tried to untangle the complexities of these relationships while telling a few stories in tandem. The acting in this film is what makes it a 4 1/2 star must see!
November 12, 2013
A Beautiful yet Powerful Play of Emotions...
½ July 29, 2013
A brave, emotionally layered and deeply touching melodrama elevated by an outstanding performance by Bening, Mother and Child defies clich with its hopeful sincerity and intricate structure while challenging traditional conventions and social norms with its realistic depiction of a complex, delicate, and profoundly inspiring subject matter.
July 20, 2013
Karen approche la cinquantaine et regrette encore le jour o elle a d abandonner sa fille alors qu'elle a accouch 14 ans. Elizabeth a 37 ans, est extr阭ement ind閜endante, carri閞iste, et d閠ermin閑 vivre sa vie selon ses propres envies. Lucy ne peut pas avoir d'enfant et se bat pour obtenir la garde d'un b閎 qu'une ado met l'adoption. Sans le savoir, les destins de ces 3 femmes sont li閟 et vont se croiser.
Troublant. Trois portraits de femmes tr鑣 diff閞entes et pleine de caract鑢e. Karen (Annette Bening, remarquable) est remplie d'amertume et de regrets, incapable de se laisser aimer les autres tellement elle se culpabilise. Elizabeth (Naomi Watts, insaisissable) est une femme comme on en voit peu. Adopt閑 sa naissance, elle a grandi dans un univers qui ne nous est pas renseign (un peu dommage) et qui l'a blind閑 face aux 閙otions. Il en r閟ulte un personnage complexe et quelque peu choquant. Lucy (Kerry Washington, authentique) donne tout ce qu'elle peut pour enfin avoir un enfant avec son compagnon. Malgr les nombreux obstacles qui se dresseront devant elle, elle ne perd ni espoir, ni sa volont.
Si certaines situations sont d閞outantes, elles n'en sont pas pour autant mauvaises, et il est impossible de rester impassible devant ces histoires. Un drame fort et admirablement interpr閠.
½ July 17, 2013
Tr猫s bon film avec 3 super bonne actrices !
Super Reviewer
½ June 17, 2013
- A woman that demands too much from others, expecting positive emotional responses from people as long as these responses are born in their hearts without previous request. Such expectations create a world of fear around her, with people ending up scared to create an emotional attachment with her of any kind.
- A woman that tries to outdo her emotional abandonment, substituting it with a self-created independence, until realizing that complete independence from people is not something that exists in this world. We are not alone, and our actions, thoughts and words have an impact of variable magnitude on the direct or indirect receiver.
- A woman that is willing to assume responsibilities of greater magnitude than her own perceptions and beliefs, until such circumstances come and make her question her true value as a person and, most importantly, as a woman.

The stamps of American Beauty and I襻rritu are present throughout. Those are good qualities. No matter how many films we remember being about "the same", they will never stop being good because the high relevance of these topics is permanent. However, in order to state a message as true as "it's the time spent together that counts, more than blood. Time counts the most.", high directorial expertise is required to out-stand among your genre, Garc韆. Keep trying; you are on a good path.

June 1, 2013
GREAT film with great script. a bit long but still... its a great drama movie
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