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Mothers and Daughters

Mothers and Daughters (2016)

May. 06,2016
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Interwoven stories of what it is to be a mom seen through the lens of photographer Rigby Gray.


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It’s an especially fun movie from a director and cast who are clearly having a good time allowing themselves to let loose.


Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.

Jonah Abbott

There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.

Rosie Searle

It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.


Not every movie has to be a highlight. Some can just be decent movies that have a more or less good feeling about them. This is one of them. It's about ... well the title is a bit of a give away isn't it? And yes you can expect drama to ensue. That's life and that's what this movie will be about. Question is: Is this the kind of movie you want to watch or are you looking for something more exciting? That's totally up to you then.The actors do a good job and if you "like" watching life unfolding and get invested easily in characters you will have a good time watching this. With all it's highs and lows, you probably won't care about it lacking the something special. Buf if you do, don't be too harsh with this


I don't understand how people can enjoy and give stars to a movie like this. Everything is so poor, there are lots of clichés in a very, very poor story(?), the actresses call your attention for the unsuccessful cosmetic surgeries rather than for their performances... watching this movie was a real suffering for me and my husband, we can't remember other movies as bad as this one.In fact we wanted to watch The Meddler but didn't know the name of the movie, so we looked for Susan Sarandon in IMDb and her last movie was this one. As we knew the movie was about a mother/daughter relationship we ended up watching Mothers and daughters by mistake. What a big mistake! While The Meddler seems to be funny and intelligent, Mothers and daughters is totally pointless and heavily boring. Apparently Hollywood writers are missing good ideas, so here is my contribution: they could write about what makes beautiful women undergo unfortunate cosmetic procedures that make them look pathetic, not younger.


This film tells the stories of several mothers and daughters, and the complicated relationships between them because of their various difficult circumstances.Given the low ratings, I have not expected "Mothers and Daughters" to be so intensely touching. The stories include pregnancy, adoption, termination of pregnancy and being estranged from the mothers. Just about every possibility of motherhood is covered, and it does so brilliantly. There were many scenes that touched me deeply to the point of tears, such as the two heartfelt confessional monologues by the underwear designer, Susan Sarandon's heart melting speech and the whole subplot with Christina Ricci. I hope more people can watch it, and see how touching the stories are.


It's a fresh Comedy, cheering and entertaining. The plot is not original but inspired enough not to leave you disappointed: you'll be easily able to foresee what's coming next but this isn't exactly a pity, if you stop and think about it for a second, in this kind of flicks.The film doesn't offer any new or deep insight about maternal love: it just celebrates it and in doing so it leaves the impression that the story, in the end, is pointless.The overall design reminded me of 'Love Actually (2003)' with the remarkable difference that that movie was mainly about males (plus some beautiful women). Here is the opposite.