It is not strange or unusual for a couple to want to procreate and have a child. However, things are not proceeding smoothly for this husband and wife. Despite steadily trying to get the wife pregnant the couple yield to reality and, exhorted by a professional association, the couple proceed to adopt a boy. The couple are happily adapting to their adopted son, but a woman shows up soon enough emphasizing she is the boy's biological mother. The two mothers are about to face off.Written by
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An emotionally charged drama about motherhood in all its forms
Naomi Kawase's 'True Mothers' is an emotionally charged drama about motherhood in all its forms. Drawn with emotionally deep performances from the leading actresses, Hiromi Nagasaku and Aju Makita, the film focuses on the process, not the outcome. So, despite the slow burn and somewhat longer running time, it lingers in one's mind and heart in the best way possible and pays off in the end.
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