The Mother

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Released 2004

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The Mother

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Director:
Roger Michell
Released:
2004
Rating:
R
An aging widowed mother makes waves within her family when she seduces her daughter's lover in this British film. Anne Reid stars as the 60-something grandmother whose life takes a surprising turn after her husband suffers a fatal heart attack.

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  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Every element of The Mother, directed by Roger Michell and written by Hanif Kureishi, fits together with perfection. The film's staging -- the way its settings create a world that ...

  • 80

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The screenplay bluntly faces anxieties of aging that are rarely voiced in the movies, and it is too hard-headed to offer comfy palliatives.

  • 50

    Variety Derek Elley

    A portrait of a contempo British family drifting apart because of generational differences, The Mother ends up an uneasy brew of too many competing tastes and themes.

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