Jackie

Synopsis: An American surrogate ( holly hunter) has female twin daughters in Holland for two male partners and has no contact with them and no family except them when she breaks her leg and needs support to get well. The twins now in their late 20s fly to America from Europe to meet her when shes released from the hospital. Hollys only possession is an old run down RV and the three set off in the RV on their mutual adventure!
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Antoinette Beumer
Production: Tribeca Film
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
NOT RATED
Year:
2012
100 min
Website
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If you don't know who your mother is,

you can't miss her.

I've never wondered

what my mother looks like

We just didn't have a mother.

Besides, I don't have time

for a mother.

I don't even have time for a husband.

My sister Daan does.

She's married to Joost.

God knows why.

Daan always did miss a mother.

And now she wishes

she was one herself.

But for some reason

this isn't working out with Joost.

Our fathers actually had the right idea.

They've been together for 35 years

and are still in love.

They met in the Seventies.

Two gay guys with a desire

to have children.

An American hippie became

our surrogate mother.

She gave birth to us...

...went back to America...

...and we never heard from her again.

I've always felt

responsible for Daantje.

I'm her older sister, after all.

OK, by ten minutes, but still.

So we grew up with little mom...

...but lots of dad.

Can I have a bit of your sausage'?

But to say they were adventurous...

Robert, Otuzia's doing the interview.

- Good.

And could you maybe...

...have a look at this.

Let's hope your new direction doubles

the circulation and the board agrees.

Or we'll have someone else do it

I've never even wondered

if I look like my mother.

Maybe I got my ambitious side from her.

Or maybe she's much more like Dean'?

Is she as insanely chaotic as Dean'?

Maybe I just didn't want to picture her.

Because the good thing

about an absent mother...

...is that she can be anyone.

Until that one phone call.

Hello, Sofie speaking.

Jackie?

In a hospital?

Yes, and she can't stay there, so...

Who's Jackie?

Our mother.

- Well, our womb

She has a complex leg fracture and has

to go to a rehabilitation center.

But she has no relatives,

so we have to go there.

We'?

Aren't you curious'?

- No.

Daan, we have that appointment

next week.

Which appointment'?

- Nothing.

What kind of appointment'?

Oh, so IVF after all'?

- Mars...

Hold on. "lVF after all?"

I don't know anything.

- When was I supposed to tell you'?

Excuse me, do we ever

talk to each other?

- That's not just my fault.

So you...

- Girls, please.

If we cancel

we'll end up on a waiting list again.

We can easily go back and forth

in a week.

Why wouldn't you want to go there'?

- I'm way too busy.

A sign of life from your mother

after 30 years and you're too busy.

Mother'? She's just an egg donor.

That's true, isn't it'?

We were in her belly together

for nine months, you know.

I think that's...

- Sorry, but I'm not like you.

I haven't been dreaming and fantasizing

about that woman all my life. Sorry.

I'll go by myself then.

- Sure, Daan.

Come on...

Yes'?

What are you afraid of'?

Right.

Sofie speaking.

- Where are you?

Hey, Robert.

- Rosa's looking for you.

I'm not at the office. I want to work

without being interrupted all the time.

What do you mean?

- At home.

Fine, but I need to know

how the work's proceeding.

I'll keep you posted.

- Good girl. Bye.

Bye.

- "Just at home"?

I really have to work hard this week,

so not a lot of lame chit-chatting.

Course not. Imagine, having some fun.

- Daantje...

That might not be her.

You think there's someone else in this

hell-hole with her leg in a cast'?

Look

She kept that on her

for all those years.

What am I supposed to call her'?

New Mexico is supposed to be great.

- I don't give a shit.

Can't you just work on our way there'?

- So you're going to drive'?

Dean, she doesn't want to.

She doesn't want us.

Who cares about that cripple'?

I'm done.

Am I talking to the walls, or what?

She's just taking us for a ride.

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