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Mother and Child

Mother and Child
  • 2009
  • US/Spain
  • 125 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rodrigo García
  • Written by: Rodrigo García
  • Cast: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, Samuel L Jackson, David Morse
  • UK release: 6 January 2012

Mexican cinema's love affair with the triptych continues, in three intertwined stories about a physical therapist (Bening), a nihilistic attorney (Watts) and a childless woman (Washington) wanting to adopt. Watts' story is easily the most interesting; the weaknesses are a plodding pace, and over-neat segues relying too much on coincidence.

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Mother and Child

5 Jan 20123 stars

A strong but plodding triptych starring Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington

(15) 126min Mexican cinema’s love affair with the triptych continues with Mother and Child. Executive produced by Babel director Alexandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, the latest film from Nine Lives helmsman Rodrigo Garcia stars Annette Bening as a nursing…

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