Mother and Child

Mother and Child

Director: Rodrigo García Cast: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington


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Writer/director Rodrigo García (Nine Lives) teams with executive producer Alejandro González Iñárritu to craft this drama highlighting the powerful bond between mothers and daughters. It's been years since Karen (Annette Bening) gave her daughter, Elizabeth, up for adoption, and the decision to abandon her child has always haunted her. Upon meeting laid-back Paco (Jimmy Smits), Karen permits her anxiety and mistrust to get the best of her. On the surface it appears that Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) is none the worse for never knowing her biological mother; she's a fast-talking lawyer who's just landed a high-profile job at a firm fronted by Paul (Samuel L. Jackson), though her unsavory penchant for exploiting others is about to blow up in her face. Meanwhile, maternal-minded baker Lucy (Kerry Washington) longs to experience the joys of motherhood, eventually deciding that adoption is the best bet to start a family with her husband, Joseph (David Ramsey).

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/2010
UPC: 0043396350229
Original Release: 2009
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:07:00

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Creating the family tree; Universally connected - cast and crew discuss the universal themes in the film

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Naomi Watts Elizabeth
Annette Bening Karen
Kerry Washington Lucy
Jimmy Smits Paco
Samuel L. Jackson Paul
David Ramsey Joseph
Alexandria Salling Karen (Age 14)
Connor Kramme Tom (Age 14)
Eileen Ryan Nora
Cherry Jones Sister Joanne
Kay D'Arcy Karen's Hydrotherapy Patient
Bradford Alex Physical Therapist
Elpidia Carrillo Sofia
Simone Lopez Cristi
Carla Gallo Tracy
Marc Blucas Steven
S. Epatha Merkerson Ada
Michael Warren Winston
LaTanya Richardson Carol
Shareeka Epps Ray
David Morse Tom
Amy Brenneman Dr. Eleanor Stone
Tatyana Ali Maria
Sean Scarborough Maria's Husband
Ahmed Best Julian
Brenda Ball Paul's Niece
Veronica Welch Paul's Sister
Dawn Deibert Judge
Gloria Garayua Melissa
Elizabeth Peña Amanda
Lawrence Pressman Dr. Morgan
Brittany Robertson Violet
Lisa Gay Hamilton Leticia
Gabrielle Abitol Adoption Agency Worker
Karen Graci Ray's Nurse
Eugene Collier Hospital Security Guard
Evette Cord Adoption Agency Lawyer
Juliette Amara Ella (Age 2)
Susan Nimoy Rebecca

Technical Credits
Rodrigo García Director,Screenwriter
Susie de Santo Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Devlin Sound/Sound Designer
Lisa Maria Falcone Producer
Karen Graci Associate Producer
Barklie K. Griggs Musical Direction/Supervision
Xavier Pérez Grobet Cinematographer
Tom Heller Associate Producer
Alejandro González Iñárritu Executive Producer
Heidi Levitt Casting
Julie Lynn Producer
Jonathan McCoy Co-producer
John McKeown Asst. Director
Andy Nelson Sound/Sound Designer
Edward Shearmur Score Composer
Christopher Tandon Production Designer
Steven Weisberg Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mother and Child
1. Chapter 1 [5:34]
2. Chapter 2 [4:39]
3. Chapter 3 [4:38]
4. Chapter 4 [6:26]
5. Chapter 5 [3:48]
6. Chapter 6 [6:02]
7. Chapter 7 [6:00]
8. Chapter 8 [5:35]
9. Chapter 9 [5:49]
10. Chapter 10 [5:14]
11. Chapter 11 [3:04]
12. Chapter 12 [2:30]
13. Chapter 13 [5:01]
14. Chapter 14 [3:36]
15. Chapter 15 [2:52]
16. Chapter 16 [3:28]
17. Chapter 17 [3:26]
18. Chapter 18 [2:17]
19. Chapter 19 [3:55]
20. Chapter 20 [2:57]
21. Chapter 21 [3:03]
22. Chapter 22 [3:23]
23. Chapter 23 [5:58]
24. Chapter 24 [3:58]
25. Chapter 25 [4:02]
26. Chapter 26 [4:23]
27. Chapter 27 [4:15]
28. Chapter 28 [10:32]

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