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'Night, Mother

  • Film
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Time Out says

Overwrought adaptation by Marsha Norman of her own Pulitzer Prize-winning play which fails to make the most of its leading ladies. Bancroft in her familiar role as the long-suffering mother is dignified, severe and utterly humourless, and her character sets the movie's tone. Spacek likewise seems a little self-important as her suicidal middle-aged daughter. Director Moore presumably thought his main task was simply to provide a platform for his bravura stars. Unfortunately, by plumping for an inert shooting style, he leaves the actresses looking smug and stolid.
Written by GM

Release Details

  • Duration:96 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Tom Moore
  • Screenwriter:Marsha Norman
  • Cast:
    • Anne Bancroft
    • Sissy Spacek
    • Ed Berke
    • Carol Robbins
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