Another Mother's Son

Film, Drama
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.

Details

Release details

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

Cast and crew

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