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Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  13 May 1979 (USA)
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A woman, who had left home 20 years previously under acrimonious circumstances, finds out that she is terminally ill. She returns home and tries to rebuild her relationship with her ... See full summary »

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A woman, who had left home 20 years previously under acrimonious circumstances, finds out that she is terminally ill. She returns home and tries to rebuild her relationship with her embittered mother before she dies. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Astutely judged mother-daughter drama nimbly avoids soapy trimmings...
24 May 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Thanks in no small part to the performances by Emmy-winner Bette Davis and Gena Rowlands (two nearly incomparable actresses), the TV-made "Strangers" turns out to be a wrenching and moving examination of an estranged relationship with love still left in it. Somewhat-irreproachable middle-aged women comes home to her strong-willed mother to reconcile their differences--ostensibly; turns out she has a dire problem to share, which causes her mercurial mama to take offense. Milton Katselas' beautiful direction, from a careful, thoughtful script from Michael De Guzman, allows the two ladies to emote and sound off, to laugh and cry. The histrionics are not too loud, however, and Katselas is able to weave the intricate, touchy emotions together into a nearly-seamless pattern. What a showcase for these stars! Too bad this title has been nearly forgotten over time, as Davis and Rowlands each do superlative work worth re-visiting.


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