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.
- Rodrigo Garcia
- Annette Bening, Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
With Mother and Child, Garca brings his finely calibrated sense of drama to the subject of adoption, which he handles with characteristic restraint and insight -- at least until the film's maudlin, too-pat finale.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 06.24.2010
This is well worth seeing for Bening's arresting, unpleasant performance.J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, 06.24.2010
So many stories come packaged in hyped genres that we can forget how much character can hold sway. Watts, Bening and Washington -- along with a fine ensemble and a humane director -- make sure we remember.Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, 07.07.2010
Obviously, this is emotionally rich ground and Garcia plows it perhaps a bit too heavily.Tom Long, Detroit News, 06.24.2010