Mother and Child

Synopsis: Almost forty years ago, a young girl of fourteen 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 fourteen (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 d
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Rodrigo García
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  4 wins & 12 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
64
Rotten Tomatoes:
79%
R
Year:
2009
125 min
$1,110,286
Website
86 Views

general therapy area

where we treat patients

with chronic pain

and acute injuries.

Hi. Janelle.

Hi. Paco.

Here.

Thanks.

Is that man

flirting with you?

Yes, he was.

(SPANISH SONG

PLAYING ON RADIO)

Hi.

Hello.

Say hello

to Karen, mija.

Hi.

Your mother

had a good day.

She ate

really well.

And how long's

she been asleep?

For about half an hour.

She really needed it.

I can change her

into her nightgown

before I leave.

I'll do that.

I'm gonna be

a little late tomorrow.

It's back to school

for this one.

Ah.

(SOFTLY)

I'll see you tomorrow.

(SIGHS)

These need clipping.

Mom, I'm gonna look

for a new person for you.

Sofia never asked me

if I minded

that she brought

the girl over

while school was out.

I don't know

what I would've said,

but she should've

asked me.

You cannot fire her.

(DOOR BELL RINGING)

(EXHALES IN FRUSTRATION)

TRACY :
Hi.

We're Steven and Tracy

from next door.

We just wanted to

come by and say hi

and welcome

to the building.

Thank you.

We only moved in

two months ago,

so, you know,

we know what it's like

not to know anyone.

It's a pretty safe

building though,

don't you think?

I mean, we think so.

Yes, it's quiet.

Yeah.

So, you're here

all by yourself, right?

Yes, that's right.

Yeah. I told Steven

that I thought so.

Didn't I?

STEVEN :
Yeah, yeah.

It's mostly single people

in the building,

you know, no children.

So far.

You know, I was just

in the middle of something.

Oh, don't worry.

We'll talk again.

I'm home most days,

and so just, you know,

come by and borrow

a cup of sugar

or something.

(CLEARS THROAT)

It was nice meeting you.

(MOANING)

(TELEPHONE RINGING)

ADA :
(ON ANSWERING MACHINE)

Lucy, are you there? Lucy-Lu!

Are you there,

or aren't you?

(ADA WHISTLING)

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