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Mother and Child (2009)

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A drama centered around three women: A fifty-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption thirty-five years ago, and a woman looking to adopt a child of her own.

Director:

Rodrigo García

Writer:

Rodrigo García
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandria M. Salling Alexandria M. Salling ... Karen (age 14) (as Alexandria Salling)
Connor Kramme Connor Kramme ... Tom (age 14)
Annette Bening ... Karen
Eileen Ryan ... Nora
Samuel L. Jackson ... Paul
Naomi Watts ... Elizabeth
Cherry Jones ... Sister Joanne
Kerry Washington ... Lucy
David Ramsey ... Joseph
Kay D'Arcy Kay D'Arcy ... Karen's Hydrotherapy Patient
Bradford Alex Bradford Alex ... Physical Therapist
Jimmy Smits ... Paco
Elpidia Carrillo ... Sofia
Simone Lopez Simone Lopez ... Cristi
Carla Gallo ... Tracy
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Storyline

Almost forty years ago, a young girl of fourteen has sex, gets pregnant, and gives her baby up for adoption. Fast-forwarding to the present day, we meet three very different women, each of whom struggles to maintain control of their lives. There's Elizabeth, a smart and successful lawyer who uses her body to her advantage. Any time she feels that she doesn't have the upper hand, and cannot control the situation, she uses her sex appeal - whether that be starting a romance with her boss when she suspects he is trying to start one himself, or finding some way to control her overly friendly neighbor and husband. Karen, meanwhile, is a bitter health care professional who obviously has a lot of heart but never shows it. She gave up a daughter at the age of fourteen (wonderfully shown rather than told, she is the young girl and mother of Elizabeth), and has never gotten over it - her bitterness inspiring her to lash out at everyone around her - even the gentle man at work who is undeniably ... Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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Taglines:

All roads of life lead to one.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, brief nudity, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Rodrigo García Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,825,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,040, 9 May 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,110,286, 17 October 2010
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Wright was originally cast as Elizabeth. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Karen: Her birthday's coming up. She'll be 37.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #7.19 (2010) See more »

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Wareika Vibes
written by Richard Drury, Keith Finch and Enrico Rodriguez performed by Rico Rodriguez
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Mother and child hits all the right emotions
18 January 2013 | by dgefrohSee all my reviews

This movie was a complete surprise to me, I really wasn't sure what to expect when picking this film to view, but with it's all-star cast line-up it looked on the surface like it could be a winner and a winner it was. The storyline is detailed and compelling, 5 minutes into this movie you will be hooked. There are several different elements and segments in this movie that will draw the viewer into the story and make this life journey story a meaningful and appreciated view. For the record, if you read any of my reviews you'll find I do not get into what the movie or story line is about, what I try to relay to you the reader is my opinion of a movie and whether it is worth your time, effort, and money to view, in my humble opinion "Mother and child" is definitely a keeper.


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