The Mother details
|Starring:||Cathryn Bradshaw, Anne Reid, Oliver Ford Davies, Steven Mackintosh, Daniel Craig|
|Collections:||The Best of Daniel Craig|
|Run time:||1 hour 47 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 May 2004|
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Why, Why, Why?By Mike Nightingale from Cardiff , 05 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I attended a preview screening of this film and it?s the only film preview I've ever been to where more than half the audience walked out.
The ?story,? such as it is, concerns a bereaved grandmother who moves in with her daughter?s family and the complications which arise from her affair with a young feckless builder, who is also her other daughter?s lover! There is a lot of very explicit material, but who this might appeal to I can?t imagine.
The quality of the production is what you?d expect from a BBC 2 ?gritty? drama and the acting can?t be faulted, it?s the script that is the problem. If there was some sort of national scandal where a large percentage of grannies were in the habit of stealing their daughters boyfriends perhaps there would be a reason why this was made ? if there is such a trend, I?m blissfully unaware of it!
During the film there were many unintended laughs and even more groans from the audience - even after they thinned out. I have always had a policy of seeing a film through but this film came closest to making me leave before the end. See it at your own risk!
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Awful Beard but Interesting FilmBy a customer from London , 13 Mar 2010Daniel Craig has a terrible beard in this one but delivers a robust performance as the handyman that can deliver more than most old ladies expect. The star of the show though is Anne Reid. A brave performance and totally convincing!
ummmm, don't bother.By a customer from Devon , 17 Feb 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideBasically, I didn't know what to expect when I got this, but had hopes of it being a surprising find of a film. It isn't, its exactly what it says on the tin, mother sleeps with daughters boyfriend. The storyline isn't great, it's slow, the characters aren't amazing. A good performance from Daniel Craig, and Anne Reid but the whole thing lacked any real interest. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend, it was boring to watch, like a rubbish daytime TV show. I wouldn't waste your time!
a good fiLmBy a customer from London , 26 Jan 2010a good fiLm. a litt bleak in parts but good performances n anything wth daniel craig innit has gotta be good. :)
thought provoking and moving.By a customer from Doncaster , 30 Dec 2009Excellent movie - challenging plot, beautifully acted. Stunning.
the motherBy casey1960 (3 reviews) from Salford , 30 Oct 2009A bit pornographic, some language a bit near the knuckle. shocked to see and hear Daniel Craig speaking so filthy and acting like a real pig.