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Mary and Martha (2013)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  20 April 2013 (USA)
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Hilary Swank stars as Mary and Brenda Blethyn stars as Martha, an American interior designer and British housewife who have little in common apart from the one thing they wish they didn't. When malaria strikes, the lives of these very different women change forever. They forge a deep friendship and embark on an epic journey of self-discovery to Africa, dedicating themselves to the cause of malaria prevention. Beginning to rebuild their lives, they show how ordinary people can make a difference and inspire positive change in the process. Enlisting the help of Mary's estranged father, a former politico, the two women beseech both the powers that be and ordinary people to get involved, realizing a shared responsibility to all the world's children. Written by HBO

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Two mothers connected by loss. Inspired by hope.

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Mary & Martha: Deux mères courage  »

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Goofs

In the local restaurant scene, the waitress speaks in Spanish while serving Mary and her son but Mozambique's official language is Portuguese. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Martha: So, number one, best day ever.
Mary: Every single moment George was alive.
Martha: And every single moment my Ben was alive.
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Connections

References Clash of the Titans (2010) See more »

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Black Ice
Co-Produced by Nalle Karlsson
Guitars by Nalle Karlsson
Performed by the North
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Totally inspiring, heartbreaking and brilliant.
2 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this last night and am still thinking about it right now, all the time. The movie is to raise awareness of malaria, which kills children by the dozen each year. The film is extremely touching. It presents a strong mother-son bond for both Mary and George, and Martha and Ben. When tragedy strikes, it is presented in such a way only someone with a heart of stone would not be moved. The acting is of a high-quality -- you can feel exactly what the characters are feeling. Mary's speech towards the end is touching and moving; it gave me goosebumps and produced fresh tears in my eyes. Overall a brilliant film, I would definitely watch it again.


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