Mother and Child Reviews

January 4, 2012
What keeps the whole thing from toppling into an abyss of unwatchable TV drama histrionics is a pair of dynamite performances from Annette Bening and Naomi Watts.
July 7, 2010
Mother and Child is a compassionate, multi-threaded tale about the lives of everyday women -- though this time, they are more explicitly defined by the primal bond of the title.
June 4, 2010
Obviously, this is emotionally rich ground and Garcia plows it perhaps a bit too heavily.
June 4, 2010
If Garcia's film never quite catches up with his ambitions for it, well, at least he's trying.
June 3, 2010
A thoughtful and provocative film about the way we live now.
June 2, 2010
[Garcia] lets the picture start to go soft in the middle, and teary melodrama floods in like water from a broken dam.
May 28, 2010
This is well worth seeing for Bening's arresting, unpleasant performance.
May 21, 2010
So many stories come packaged in hyped genres that we can forget how much character can hold sway. Watts, Bening and Washington -- along with a fine ensemble and a humane director -- make sure we remember.
May 21, 2010
With Mother and Child, Garca brings his finely calibrated sense of drama to the subject of adoption, which he handles with characteristic restraint and insight -- at least until the film's maudlin, too-pat finale.
May 20, 2010
This is an actors' showcase first, and clearly García enjoys demonstrating what this ensemble can do.