Mother and Child

Release date:May 7, 2010
(NY, LA)

Studio:Sony Pictures Classics

Director:Rodrigo García

MPAA Rating:R (for sexuality, brief nudity and language)


Starring:Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, David Ramsey, David Morse, Eileen Ryan, Marc Blucas, Cherry Jones, Shareeka Epps, Lisa Gay Hamilton, S. Epetha Merkerson


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Plot Summary:

Three women's lives share a common core: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. Karen (Annette Bening) had a baby at 14, gave her up at birth, 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) is just embarking with her husband on the adoption odyssey, looking for a baby to become their own.