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Mother and Child ()


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A drama centered around three women: A 50-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption 35 years ago, and a woman looking to adopt a child of her own.

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Alexandria M. Salling ...
Karen (age 14) (as Alexandria Salling)
Connor Kramme ...
Tom (age 14)
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Karen
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Nora
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Paul
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Elizabeth
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Sister Joanne
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Lucy
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Joseph
Kay D'Arcy ...
Karen's Hydrotherapy Patient
Bradford Alex ...
Physical Therapist
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Paco
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Sofia
Simone Lopez ...
Cristi
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Tracy
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Steven
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Ada
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Winston
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Carol (as LaTanya Richardson)
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Ray
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Tom
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Dr. Eleanor Stone
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Maria
Sean Scarborough ...
Maria's Husband
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Julian
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Paul's Niece
Veronica Welch ...
Paul's Sister
Dawn Marie Deibert ...
Judge (as Dawn Deibert)
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Melissa
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Amanda
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Dr. Morgan
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Violet
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Leticia
Gabrielle Abitol ...
Adoption Agency Worker
Karen Graci ...
Ray's Nurse
Eugene Collier ...
Hospital Security Guard
Evette Cord ...
Adoption Agency Lawyer
Juliette Amara ...
Ella (age 2)
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Rebecca (as Susan Nimoy)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Bank Customer (uncredited)
Karen Lenore Dawson ...
Nora's Nurse (uncredited)
Janea Granville ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Office Assistant (uncredited)
Renee Jumper ...
Elizabeth's Replacement (uncredited)
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Lawyer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Rodrigo García

Written by

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Rodrigo García ... (written by)

Produced by

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Lisa Maria Falcone ... producer
Karen Graci ... associate producer
Tom Heller ... associate producer
Alejandro G. Iñárritu ... executive producer (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Julie Lynn ... producer
Jonathan McCoy ... co-producer

Music by

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Ed Shearmur ... (as Edward Shearmur)

Cinematography by

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Xavier Grobet ... director of photography (as Xavier Pérez Grobet)

Film Editing by

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Steven Weisberg

Editorial Department

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Rick J. Brown ... colorist: dailies, Cinemascan, EFilm (as Rick Brown)
Pete Conlin ... post production
Jonathan Hoffman ... post production
Ken Lebre ... dailies producer: dailies
Natasha Leonnet ... digital intermediate colorist
Curtis Lindersmith ... digital intermediate editor
Brinton Lukens ... post-production coordinator
Christopher McDonald ... dailies operator
Loan Phan ... digital intermediate supervising producer
Robert E. Phillips ... digital intermediate producer: EFILM (as Robert Phillips)
Catherine Rowe ... assistant digital intermediate colorist
Eric O. Schusterman ... first assistant editor
Jessica Tardieu ... post-production intern
George Chavez ... color timer (uncredited)
Joan Malloch ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Heidi Levitt

Production Design by

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Christopher Tandon

Set Decoration by

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Lisa Fischer

Costume Design by

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Susie DeSanto

Makeup Department

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Carla Farmer ... assistant hair department head
Kimberly Felix ... assistant makeup department head (as Kim Felix-Burke)
Michael Germain ... makeup artist
Sian Richards ... makeup department head
Gail Rowell-Ryan ... hair department head (as Gail Ryan)

Production Management

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Paul Jaconi-Biery ... production supervisor
Jonathan McCoy ... unit production manager
John Portnoy ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Julian Brain ... second second assistant director
Christophe Le Chanu ... second assistant director
John McKeown ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Rebekah Bell ... assistant art director
April Falzone Garen ... food stylist
Ramon Fernandez ... greens person
Douglas Fox ... property master
Luis Ivan Garcia ... art department intern (as Luis Iván García)
Seth Goulden ... set dresser
Allison Gross ... assistant property master
Bruce E. Kasson ... set dresser (as Bruce Kasson)
George Lee ... set dresser
Cynthia Martinez ... head greensperson
Patricia R. Mitchell ... painter (as Patricia Mitchell)
Glenda Mullins ... painter
David C. Potter ... leadman (as David Potter)
Michael P. Sweeney ... assistant property master
Barry Tugendhaft ... greensperson (as Barry R. Tugendhaft)
Richard Blake Wester ... set dresser (as Richard B. Wester)
Joyce Yeich ... on-set dresser
Josephine Green Zhang ... art department intern (as Josephine Green-Yang)
Brian Bull ... set dresser (uncredited)
Matt Center ... set dresser (uncredited)
Sean Lira ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Betancourt ... foley mixer (as Dave Betancourt)
Susan Dawes ... supervising sound editor
Peter J. Devlin ... sound mixer (as Peter Devlin)
Ron Evans ... adr mixer
Dawn Fintor ... foley artist
Harsha First ... additional boom operator / utility sound
Laura Graham ... dialogue editor
Sonia Hernandez ... audio: dailies, Cinemascan, EFilm
Doug Jackson ... sound effects editor
David Lucarelli ... adr recordist
Helen Luttrell ... dialogue editor
John Murray ... foley supervisor (as John M. Murray)
Andy Nelson ... sound mixer
Paul Pavelka ... sound re-recording engineer
David Raymond ... boom operator (as David Fiske Raymond)
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer (as Charleen Steeves)
Dennis Rogers ... sound recordist
Christine Sirois ... adr recordist
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
Jason Tuttle ... assistant sound editor

Special Effects by

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Chris Cline ... special effects technician
David Waine ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Jamie Baxter ... 3d supervisor: Custom Film Effects / compositor: Custom Film Effects
Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals: EFilm (as Pat Clancey)
Mark Dornfeld ... visual effects supervisor: Custom Film Effects
Michele Ferrone ... visual effects producer: Custom Film Effects
Adam Gass ... digital editorial: Custom Film Effects
Hector Moreno ... digital imaging technician
Adam Zepeda ... 3d artist: Custom Film Effects
Shaina Holmes ... digital artist supervisor (uncredited)
Paulina Kuszta ... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai ... data manager (uncredited)

Stunts

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Kurt Bryant ... stunt coordinator
Eugene Collier ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael D. Alvarez ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Miguel Benavides ... key grip
Alzahir Born ... video playback technician (as Zahir Born)
Hector Castillo ... best boy electric
Craig Cooper ... company grip
Chris Cotterman ... company grip
Kelly Cummins ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeffrey Greeley ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Jeff Greeley)
Robert Head ... best boy grip
Mike Horan ... company grip
Ami Howard ... digital utility
Timothy James Kane ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Timothy Kane)
Randy Ladd ... company grip
Craig Massie ... additional grip
Michael Moretti ... 24 frame playback operator
Ralph Nelson ... still photographer
Dylan Pomerleau ... company electrician (as Dylan Sean Pomerleau)
Kurt Pomerleau ... company electrician (as Kurtis S. Pomerleau)
Max Pomerleau ... gaffer (as Paul Maxim Pomerleau)
Nick Pomerleau ... company electrician (as Nick Theodule Pomerleau)
Wayne Stroud ... dolly grip
Mariana Sánchez de Antuñano ... additional camera operator: "b" camera / first assistant camera: "a" camera
Maxwell Thorpe ... additional grip
Erik Wolford ... additional dolly grip: "b" camera (as Lord Eric Walford)
Thomas Bango ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Zsolt Kadar ... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Dawn Marie Deibert ... extras casting (as Dawn Deibert)
Lisa Essary ... casting associate
Lauren Fernandes ... casting associate
Rich King ... extras casting
Phoebe Middleton ... casting intern
Georgia Simon ... adr casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Amanda Angott ... costume intern
Claire Bergkamp ... costumer
Jamelle Flowers ... set costumer
Deborah Hall ... costume supervisor
Susan Kistler ... key costumer
Amy Laslett ... costume intern
Brie Harris ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Carlos A. Aragon ... location manager (as Carlos Aragon)
Melissa Downing ... location assistant (as Melizza 'Zippy' Downing)
Julie Hannum ... location scout
Douglas S. McClintock II ... location scout (as Doug McClintock)
Morgan Patterson ... key assistant location manager
Jasan Sherman ... key assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Anthony Baldino ... ambient music designer
Bryan Carrigan ... digital score recordist / music editor
Chris Fogel ... music scoring mixer
Barklie K. Griggs ... music supervisor (as Barkie Griggs)
Simon James ... orchestra contractor
Kory Kruckenberg ... music sound engineer
Chris Lane ... ambient music designer
Santiago Martin Medina ... composer: additional music
Northwest Sinfonia ... musicians
Robert Puff ... music preparation
David Sabee ... orchestra contractor
Jon Schluckebier ... scoring stage technician (as Jon Schlukabier)
Brian Valentino ... pro tools operator
Henri Wilkinson ... additional orchestrator / score producer
John Winters ... scoring stage assistant

Transportation Department

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Rod Brodie ... driver
Darin Chisholm ... driver
Curtis Clark ... driver (as Curtis E. Clark)
Kaiser Clark ... driver: Ms.i Watts
Michael Connor ... transportation clerk
Sanchez Daniel ... picture car mechanic (as Daniel J. Sanchez) / picture vehicle mechanic
James Deegan ... transportation co-captain
Geno Hart ... transportation consultant
Chris Haynes ... driver
Kyle Jetton ... driver (as J. Kyle Jetton)
William Laran ... driver
Eric Learnnard ... driver
Marc Lipman ... driver / production driver
Bill Needham ... driver (as William Needham)
John Pellegrino ... transportation captain (as John 'JP' Pellegrino)
John Russo ... driver
William Smallwood ... driver
Bill Thompson ... driver
William P. Lafon ... production van driver operator (uncredited)
Steve Larson ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Maya Amsellem ... international sales: WestEnd Films
Lauren Barnhart ... assistant: Ms. Watts
Teodoro Benitez ... assistant chef
Christina Born ... insurance: DeWitt Stern
Kristen Boulé ... set production assistant
Emerson Bruns ... production legal
June Christopher ... adr loop group
Robert Contreras ... assistant chef
Beth Diamond ... assistant: Ms. Washington
Tad Driscoll ... production accountant
Simon Edelman ... production office assistant
Peter Flanigan ... production legal
Nancy A. Flint ... studio teacher (as Nancy Flint)
Gonzalo García Barcha ... title designer
Blair Glorious ... first assistant accountant
Jake Goldman ... production intern
Mike Gomez ... adr loop group
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Ms. Watts
Melissa Lynn La Marr ... production intern
Eloy Lara ... medic
Ken Lebre ... dailies producer: Cinemascan, EFilm
Gordon Li-Ron ... set production assistant
Jessica Loddo ... italian dubbing director
Vanessa Macedo ... production office assistant
Volney McFarlin ... assistant: Mr.Jackson
Ricard Miro ... adr loop group
Luis Montenegro ... chef
Giovanni Nasi ... production intern
Jacqueline Pinol ... adr loop group
Megan Schmidt ... set production assistant
Eve Schoukroun ... international sales: WestEnd Films
Stan Sellers ... adr loop group
Georgia Simon ... adr loop group
Skip Stellrecht ... adr loop group
Karen Strassman ... adr loop group
Ingrid Urich-Sass ... script supervisor
Lindsay Waldman ... assistant: Ms. Bening
Alma Weaks ... craft service
Robert S. Wilhelm Jr. ... key set production assistant (as Bobby Wilhelm)
Priscila Amescua-Mendez ... assistant: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (uncredited)
Philip Banks ... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Gareth Paul Cox ... production assistant: New York City (uncredited)
Audrey Dundee Hannah ... stand-in (uncredited)
Lawrence Pacheco ... site representative (uncredited)
Peter Vogel ... production associate (uncredited)
Jess Weiss ... production intern (uncredited)
Joe Zimmerman ... stand-in: Mr. Smits (uncredited)

Thanks

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Alfonso Cuarón ... special thanks
Guillermo del Toro ... special thanks
Martha Haight ... special thanks
Crystal Riportella-Crose ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 drawn to her. Finally, Lucy is a woman who has failed to conceive with her husband, so she turns to adoption to make the family she desires. Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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Taglines All roads of life lead to one. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Untitled Rodrigo García Project (United States)
  • Madres & hijas (Spain)
  • Mütter und Töchter (Germany)
  • Mütter und Töchter (Austria)
  • Madre e hija (Peru)
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Runtime
  • 125 min
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Budget $4,825,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $43,040, 09 May 2010

Did You Know?

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Trivia Naomi Watts was pregnant with her second child, and there's a scene at the clinic where the audience can see her real son moving inside her belly. Naomi said in an interview that the baby was sleeping and she took a cold glass of water to wake him up inside. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Jack Hanna/Kerry Washington/Willie Nelson (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Te Quiero See more »
Quotes Ray: Do you always tell the truth?
Lucy: The truth is easier to remember.
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