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Otherhood (2019)

R | | Comedy | 2 August 2019 (USA)
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A grounded, soulful, celebratory comedy about three mothers and their adult sons. The film explores the stage after motherhood, Otherhood, when you have to redefine your relationship with your children, friends, spouse, and most importantly, yourself.

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Cindy Chupack

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Mark Andrus (screenplay by), Cindy Chupack (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bassett ... Carol Walker
Patricia Arquette ... Gillian Lieberman
Felicity Huffman ... Helen Halston
Jake Hoffman ... Daniel Lieberman
Jake Lacy ... Paul Halston
Sinqua Walls ... Matt Walker
Heidi Gardner ... Erin
Stephen Kunken ... Joel Lieberman
Damian Young ... Frank
Afton Williamson ... Julia
Frank De Julio ... Andre
Becki Newton ... Andrea
Mario Cantone ... Calvin
Emily Tremaine ... Lauren Lieberman
Molly Bernard ... Alison
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A grounded, soulful, celebratory comedy about three mothers and their adult sons. The film explores the stage after motherhood, Otherhood, when you have to redefine your relationship with your children, friends, spouse, and most importantly, yourself.

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Taglines:

Life Beyond Motherhood

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Comedy

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

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Otherhood See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Good Performances In A Mediocre Story
2 August 2019 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

The story's a pretty simple one. Three moms (played by Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman and Patricia Arquette) with disfunctional lives who have been lifelong friends feel ignored on Mother's Day when none of their grown sons who have equally disfunctional lives (played by Sinqua Walls, Jake Lacy and Jake Hoffman) call them. So they jump in a car and travel to New York City unannounced to visit their respective boys - who are none to happy with the surprise. That's the story.

The performances from the cast were fine. I had no complaints there. But the story is weak. It really doesn't have much of a point to it, to be honest. It's described as a comedy, but to be perfectly honest I found the movie rather dark - and not as in a dark comedy. Just dark and largely humourless to be honest. Even a dark comedy has to have some wry, sardonic humour to qualify it as a comedy. This really didn't. It wasn't a pleasant movie and I really didn't feel much sympathy for any of the characters. The story really doesn't have that much of a point to it except showing us the various disfunctional relationships, but - of course - implausibly it all leads up to the required happy ending as everything works out perfectly for everyone.

It's not a horrible movie. It's just very mediocre. The good performances from the cast get it a 4/10 from me.


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