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The Good Mother (1988)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  4 November 1988 (USA)
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A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.

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Anna
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Leo
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Muth
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Grandfather
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Grandmother
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Brian
Asia Vieira ...
Molly
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Frank Williams
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Ursula
Margaret Bard ...
Aunt Rain
Nancy Beatty ...
Anna's Mother
Barry Belchamber ...
Anna's Father
Mairon Bennett ...
Young Anna
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Young Bobby
Scott Brunt ...
Eric
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A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Can a court determine how we should live, how we should love, how we should raise our children? Now Anna must prove that she is the Good Mother.

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

4 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El precio de una pasión  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,764,606 (USA)
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During filming, Asia Vieira became very fond of Leonard Nimoy. While filming she had seen the ending of _Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn (1982)_, and became very upset when she saw Spock had died. Being only six at the time, she thought it was Leonard Nimoy dying in the movie. The next day on the set she was very happy to find out that he was okay and it was just part of the movie. She ran over to him and gave him a big hug, and told him she was glad to see that he was better. See more »

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Referenced in Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) See more »

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Whiplash
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Performed by Roomful of Blues
Featuring Arlene Bennett
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29 July 2004 | by (KS) – See all my reviews

Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson are great together, but the subject matter is hard to watch.

The points of view of the different characters are well presented. You can understand everyone's behavior and conclusions.

Would I have preferred a tidy, happy ending? Yes. But this movie doesn't take the easy way out. It tackles a difficult situation caused by "enlightened, progressive" thinking, and leaves you pondering. I so wanted to point out to the characters the early errors so the catastrophic ending could be avoided.

THE GOOD MOTHER presents one of the most honest portrayals of awakening female sexuality and committed love on film.


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