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Mother of George (2013)

 -  Drama  -  18 January 2013 (USA)
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Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ayodele Balogun
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Biyi Balogen (as Tony Okungbowa)
Bukky Ajayi ...
Ma Ayo Balogun
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Sade Bakare (as Yaya Alafia)
Klarissa Jackson ...
Atibo
Ishmael Omolade ...
Dave
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Doctor
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Frank
Florence Egbuchulam ...
Funke
Mutiyat Ade-Salu ...
Helen
Atibon Nazaire ...
Hyacinth (as Atibon L. Nazaire)
Deen Badarou ...
Mr. Lawal
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Marsea
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Monica
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Storyline

Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, some language and a disturbing image
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Release Date:

18 January 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ma' George  »

Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,000 (USA) (20 September 2013)

Gross:

$145,400 (USA) (8 November 2013)
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2.35 : 1
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[first lines]
Mother: [wedding ceremony] Ayodele, good health, love, for both of you. Give me good kids. We'll always be here for you.
Father: I wanna second that. Good health. A strong long life. Your secrets will remain intact. Your crown will stay long on your head. Your shoes will last long on your feet. In the power of the Almighty, in the power of the Oshun, in the power of all our Oriahas. Arise, arise.
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Ale Ie
Written and Performed by 'Bejnamin Kokoro Adreounmu'
Courtesy of Jazzhole Records, Lagos, Nigeria
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Good movie, way too long. Storytelling also needs pace.
23 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw Mother of George at Sundance. Movie tells a good story, spiced with ethnical flavor, colorful dresses and way too many close ups. The actors are very good, especially Yaya Alafia. She conveys the naivety of the character and her tortuous decisions. I think that the storytelling needed some faster pace. Many side tales shown in excruciating detail detract from the main thrust. The cinematographer has overdone the close ups and fade aways out of focus. And what is it with starting scenes focusing away from the action (a foot here, a finger there) and letting the audience guess what is going on from noise alone? The best scene, when Ayodele learns the truth about his son, is one time when fading of view and sound are truly effective. Many of the other seem contrived.


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