The Mother details
|Starring:||Cathryn Bradshaw, Anne Reid, Oliver Ford Davies, Steven Mackintosh, Daniel Craig|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|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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Well!By Fastfingers (42 reviews) from Birmingham , 15 Aug 2009This started off as a nice little story about relationships within a family, then kind of got a bit wierd in the middle (with some quite surprising scenes). Great acting and a good ending, but a bit too explicit for my liking in places.
The MotherBy snoopy56 (4 reviews) from Ormesby St Margaret , 17 Jul 2009I loved this film. The performances from Anne Reid and Daniel Craig (pre-Bond!) were outstanding making the whole scenario totally believable (or maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part!).
Good film and storyBy Michaels (61 reviews) from Malvern , 01 Jun 2009Good fun certainly never dull
the motherBy spudleigh (30 reviews) from Guildford , 29 Mar 2009Very good sensitive and how true this must be.
The MotherBy Sarack (11 reviews) from Manchester , 14 Mar 2009This was an excellent film. I enjoyed it a lot and got carried away by it's honesty, insight and empathy with the characters.