Mouthpiece (2018)

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MOUTHPIECE is a powerful, amusing and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of Cassandra Haywood a fiercely independent millennial woman. Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She's also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of her mother, Elaine (Maev Beaty) she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight, with a debate raging inside her head. This movie makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra (Amy Nostbakken & Norah Sadava) battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother's funeral. What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, hypocrisy, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy contemporary lives of women from both generations. Raucous jokes, musical numbers and heart breaking memories add up to a deeply moving and political portrait of a mother and a daughter as seen through the eyes of one conflicted young woman.

Cast

Norah Sadava
as Short Cassandra
Amy Nostbakken
as Tall Cassandra
Maev Beaty
as Elaine
Sarah Camacho
as Medium Cassandra
Taylor Belle Puterman
as Little Cassandra
Ari Cohen
as Chris
Paloma Nunez
as Shirley
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Critic Reviews for Mouthpiece

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

In revealing Cassandra's interior life, Rozema lays bare the modern female condition in an epic battle that is by turns lacerating, soothing and heartbreaking.

Sep 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A thoughtful interrogation of modern womanhood, leavened by gallows humor.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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A film that brandishes the messiness of self-doubt and self-contradiction, but uses that morass of emotions to unearth something very pertinent about the lives women live, and the lives they leave behind.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

MOUTHPIECE is belied by its generous interest in milquetoast interpersonal conflict over the internal turmoil of a woman constantly arguing with herself.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…

At once a piece of rage and anger, fear and bereavement, love and affection, that is not only one of the best play-to-film adaptations I've seen, but a cinematic punch to the gut and simultaneous grip on the heart.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Like the ideal version of their mother these sisters carry in their heads, there's a better version of Mouthpiece that was never uncovered.

Sep 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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