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The Good Mother (1988)

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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Cast

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Anna Dunlop
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Leo Cutter
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W. O. Muth
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Frank - Grandfather
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Eleanor - Grandmother
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Brian Dunlop
Asia Vieira ...
Molly Dunlop
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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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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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1.85 : 1
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This was Matt Damon's first film. He appears as an extra. See more »

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

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Just Like U Said It Would B
Written by Sinéad O'Connor & Steve Wickham
Performed by Sinéad O'Connor
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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OK, non-commercial film, a bit unpleasant
18 July 2005 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Not particularly pleasant to watch. The events at the heart of this movie are supposed to be thought of ambiguously, as maybe not such a big deal. I don't know about 1988 Boston, but I live in the South in 2005. I think that here and now, if these sort of things came to light, there would be a lot more going on than a custody dispute. Probably a major criminal investigation, at minimum. Anyone has the right to live a bohemian or libertine lifestyle, but not necessarily the right to subject children to such things.

The movie could have developed the character of the ex-husband a bit more. As it stands you really don't know if his motivations are reasonable concerns about his child, or if he simply intends to stick it to his ex.

Everything else about the film, aside from the material was just fine. The lead acting, the child actor, Leonard Nimoy's direction were all good. Katey Sagal was good and looked scrumptious in a small part.

Worth checking out if you are willing to forgo the car chases and alien wars, and think about something. But don't expect to enjoy it.


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