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Mary and Martha (2013)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 20 April 2013
Two mothers lose their sons to malaria.

Director:

Phillip Noyce

Writer:

Richard Curtis
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Swank ... Mary
Brenda Blethyn ... Martha
Sam Claflin ... Ben
Frank Grillo ... Peter
Lux Haney-Jardine Lux Haney-Jardine ... George
Bongo Mbutuma Bongo Mbutuma ... Pumelele
Ian Redford Ian Redford ... Charles
James Woods ... Mary's Father
Nokuthula Ledwaba Nokuthula Ledwaba ... Micaela
Sifiso Sihlangu Sifiso Sihlangu ... Little Paul
Kagiso Lediga ... Kumi
Zethu Dlomo ... Patience
Katleho Ramaphakela ... South African Doctor
Bea Miller ... Funeral Singer (as Beatrice Miller)
Mangaliso Ngema Mangaliso Ngema ... Mozambican Doctor
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Storyline

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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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Kämpferin See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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

Mary: [when shown the sick room at the orphanage] Nets in here, but nowhere else?
Micaela: Yes. One day we'll have them everywhere, but, for now, this is the most important place.
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Crazy Credits

Mentioned in the End Credits: "Produced with the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry South Africa, who does not accept any liability for the content and does not necessarily support such content." See more »

Connections

References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Ice
Co-Produced by Nalle Karlsson
Guitars by Nalle Karlsson
Performed by the North
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Get the kleenex out.
19 June 2018 | by MsbnitskiSee all my reviews

I thought this was a great movie. Too many critics out there. Watch it and feel good about sad things that happen in the world. Maybe it's a bit far fetched but then again, we can all make a difference in this world, you just have to want to do it.


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