Friday, May 18, 2012

The Mother

United Kingdom 2003

Details imdb

Seen 17 May 2012

Not exactly the mother from hell

IMDB 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 60% liked it
A look at how we cope with the loss of someone who has been a major part of our lives. Anne Reid as the mother carries her role with restraint and no histrionics, thanks in part to the understated story written by Hanif Kureishi. We can also see Daniel Craig in his pre James Bond days. I give the film a 7.0/10 for the great job the actors did in conveying the loss and its aftermath.

My impressions:

That partner in life
Started with the marriage vows
For better or for worse, for richer, for poorer
In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish
From this day forward until death do us part

Will it ring true
When the partner is no longer with us

Life changes
To our pleasant surprise
A nice change
Different, challenging
Not without its own complications

In this case
It is a hornet's nest
Touched, disturbed

The sting remains

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