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Mother And Child (2009)

Mother and Child (original title)
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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
4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

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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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Te Quiero
Written by Juan C. Medina and Martins S. Medina
Performed by Medina Productions
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Oustanding drama and colorblind casting
17 April 2010 | by raberbaileySee all my reviews

Wow, where do I begin? Well, let me say that I went to the screening after hearing a friend rant and rave about how good it is. Being of the dude species I said to myself it's another chick-flick, but since homegirl couldn't stop talking about how good it was I decided to check it out anyway.

I'm thrilled to say that I am beyond happy that I did. This movie is the BOMB if you appreciate excellent acting, writing, directing and casting. I could go on and on but that's the bottom line.

Well, I do have one more thought. I just hope and pray that come Oscar time - because "Mother and Child" is being released now (Spring, 2010) - that it will somehow not be overlooked.

If you like excellent movie making of the drama variety, go see this film!


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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:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,040, 9 May 2010

Gross USA:

$1,110,509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,621,971
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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