'Night, Mother

Film, Documentaries

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.


Release details

96 mins

Cast and crew

Tom Moore
Marsha Norman
Anne Bancroft
Sissy Spacek
Ed Berke
Carol Robbins
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