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Another Mother's Son

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
another mother's son

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

It's Ronan Keating vs the Nazis in this bland drama set in occupied wartime Jersey

This sombre WWII drama is the true story of Louisa Gould (Jenny Seagrove), a middle-aged Jersey shopkeeper who hid a young Russian POW in her home during the island’s occupation by the Nazis. It’s a gentle but insufferably fusty film, blessed with pleasant rural views but a line-up of poor performances from the likes of Ronan Keating and John Hannah, who can do little with a script that fails to do anything but blandly retell the story of Gould’s kindness and faith in community. Seagrove is endearing enough – but dialogue that waffles on about Sherbet Dib Dabs and breaks into song does her no favours. This is antique-shop filmmaking: a new movie that feels like it’s been found among a pile of unwanted bric-à-brac.

Dave Calhoun
Written by
Dave Calhoun

Release Details

  • Rated:12A
  • Release date:Friday 24 March 2017
  • Duration:103 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Christopher Menaul
  • Cast:
    • Jenny Seagrove
    • John Hannah
    • Ronan Keating
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