Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mother and Child (2009) - Movie Review By Chemene

I used to write synopses for scripts years ago when I worked at Paramount!  I have seen thousands of movies!  I even saw this movie years ago when it came out!  But when your life overlaps with the subject matter and topic of the film, it changes how you feel and the perspective changes drastically!!

This movie was not very popular when it came out in 2009.  The topic of adoption isn't a huge box office draw. The studio even spent the movie to get some great stars to headline.
Kerry Washington

Samuel L. Jackson
Annette Bening



Naomi Watts
I wanted to delve into the subject matter on this film but unlike my last review, I can't and won't do any spoilers! 

This is what I will say:  the beginning is confusing at first and doesn't put the characters in a good light.  But once you see how the story unfolds then you can understand why it had to be so harsh.  Yes it's a Hollywood film so the content is more dramatic than it needs to be and from an adoptive parent stand point there are many things they got wrong.  But it is amazing!  It pulled hard at my heart strings!

It is a MUST see for adoptees, adoptive parents and more importantly Birthmothers.

After seeing many TV show and other films get it really wrong - this one got it closer than all so far!!

Here is the trailer for you to watch - super big spoilers!!




THIS MOVIE CAN BE SEEN VIA YOUTUBE - BUT DUE TO SOME VERY EXPLICIT SCENES, I DON'T THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE TO LINK IT HERE!!

HERE IS A LINK TO IMDB TO READ THE SPOILERS IF YOU NEED...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1121977/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Written By Chemene
Group Co-Leader
Adoptive Mom
Homemaker

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