Mother and Child
From writer-director Rodrigo Garcia (TV'S Big Love, Nine Lives) and executive producer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel) comes the moving story of three women and the power of the unbreakable bond between mother and child. Three women's lives share a common core: the have all been profoundly affected by adoption. Karen (Annette Bening) placed a baby for adoption at age 14 and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) grew up as an adopted child; she's a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy (Kerry Washington) and her husband are just embarking on the adoption odyssey, hoping for the opportunity to become parents. Guest Review by my mom :)
Mother and Child is deep and perceptive in its portrayal of motherhood lost and gained, adopting and being adopted, and the far-reaching effects thereof. Definitely for an adult audience, this movie does have some fairly explicit sex scenes. The story brought me to tears, first of sorrow, then of joy. It was gripping - almost shocking in its raw honesty, and I could not pause the movie for any reason! I loved how the judgement of karma was eventually replaced by the grace of redemption in one woman's life because of her loving husband's insight. A thoughtful movie well worth watching.
Thanks so much to Universal for sending me a review copy of this DVD.