Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mother and Child Preview/Synopsis

Mother and Child May 7

Directed by Rodrigo Garcia ( In Treatment ) Starring Annette Bening, Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, David Morse, Jimmy Smits, Tatiana Ali, Amy Brenneman. Written by Garcia, cinematography by Xavier Perez Grodet ( City Of Ember, The Woodsman ) Edited by Steve Weisberg ( Men In Black II, Nurse Betty ) Original music by Emmy winner Ed Shearmur.

Garcia's original screenplay, is a drama based around three women; a 50 year old woman ( Bening ) that had to give up her first born for an adoption as a 14 year old, still wondering about her, her daughter Elizabeth, a man eating lawyer now, and an african american woman ( Washington ) wanting badly to adopot a child.
As with the popularity of Crash, this story's main premise is how unrelated people's lives become entangled in strange circumstances ala Babel, 21 Grams and Crash.

Rated R for language, brief nudity and language. 125 minutes

Oscar chances ? Good. At least for Bening. But what role will they recognize her for ? This one or for The Kid's Are Alright ? Also possibles for Watts and Jackson in support and original screenplay.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !