Otherhood (2019)


“If everyone was just here for themselves, life would be pointless.” – Gillian Lieberman

Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 Sep 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Three best friends decide to travel to New York City to visit their sons as a surprise.

My Take on it – This is another film that I knew nothing about before watching it besides the fact that it had a great cast of three leading ladies.

The premise works quite well and this has much to do with the work of Patricia Arquette, Angela Basset and Felicity Huffman who all do wonderful jobs here.

We get nice background stories about each of these women which helps show why they act the way that they do.

Each of the are able to give us a very distinctive look at motherhood and what it means to them.

The way that they all react with their sons is great because we get to see how they deal with the various choices that each of them made over the course of their lives.

Really liked the way that each of the three story threads of the mothers and sons are quite unique in their approaches to things.

We are given both humorous and poignant moments between these characters which enhances the story even more.

The story is paced quite well and things move along in an entertaining fashion while also allowing us to get a great perspective of the mother-son relationship even once these sons have grown up and begun their own lives.

Bottom Line – Very intriguing premise that works largely due to the performances of the three leads. They each are able to give us a distinct kind of motherhood that allows for us to see how they react to their sons and the choices they make in life. In addition, we get a clear understanding of each of their respective backgrounds which explains their reasons about how and why they act as they do. The film gives us unique experiences for each of these characters which adds both humorous and poignant moments to their relationships. The story unfolds well and gives us a nice perspective on the mother-son dynamic. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Viola Davis, Diane Keaton and Michelle Pfeiffer were originally cast as the leads. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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