Secrets & Lies

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Released 1996

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Secrets & Lies

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Director:
Mike Leigh
Released:
1996
Rating:
R
After her adoptive mother dies, Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a successful black eye doctor, seeks out her birth mother. She's shocked when her research leads her to a lower-class white woman, Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn). At first Cynthia denies the claim, but she eventually admits to birthing Hortense as a teenager, and the two begin to bond. However, when Cynthia invites Hortense to a family barbecue, Cynthia's already tense relationship with her family becomes even more complicated.

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  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    If film means anything to you, if emotional truth is a quality you care about, this is an event that ought not be missed.

  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It moves us on a human level, it keeps us guessing during scenes as unpredictable as life, and it shows us how ordinary people have a chance of somehow coping with their problems, ...

  • 60

    Variety

    Unquestionably a finely observed, deeply felt work, though with some nagging problems in pacing and structure.

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