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Story

Almost forty years ago, a young girl of 14 has sex, gets pregnant, and gives her baby up for adoption. Fast-forwarding to the present day, we meet three very different women, each of whom struggles to maintain control of their lives. There's Elizabeth, a smart and successful lawyer who uses her body to her advantage. Any time she feels that she doesn't have the upper hand, and cannot control the situation, she uses her sex appeal - whether that be starting a romance with her boss when she suspects he is trying to start one himself, or finding some way to control her overly friendly neighbor and husband. Karen, meanwhile, is a bitter health care professional who obviously has a lot of heart but never shows it. She gave up a daughter at the age of 14 (wonderfully shown rather than told, she is the young girl and mother of Elizabeth), and has never gotten over it - her bitterness inspiring her to lash out at everyone around her - even the gentle man at work who is undeniably drawn to her. Finally, Lucy is a woman who has failed to conceive with her husband, so she turns to adoption to make the family she desires.

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Cast

Alexandria M. SallingKaren (age 14) (as Alexandria Salling)
Connor KrammeTom (age 14)
Annette BeningKaren
Eileen RyanNora
Samuel L. JacksonPaul
Naomi WattsElizabeth
Cherry JonesSister Joanne
Kerry WashingtonLucy
David RamseyJoseph
Kay D'ArcyKaren's Hydrotherapy Patient
Bradford AlexPhysical Therapist
Jimmy SmitsPaco
Elpidia CarrilloSofia
Simone LopezCristi
Carla GalloTracy

Official URL

http://www.sonyclassics.com/motherandchild/
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  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Rodrigo García
  • Producer:
  • Length: 125 Min
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 7, 2010
  • Ratings
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