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Otherhood (2019)

Otherhood (2019)


Angela Bassett
Patricia Arquette
Felicity Huffman

Directed by Cindy Chupack

Otherhood is a movie you watch when you have time left in the day and you just want to see something nice and homely.
The movie is not spectacular and the plot had a weird sort of ending. I believe the writers could have done better in piecing it together. There is nothing new to learn here and you can argue that in the middle the movie got away from itself when the mothers decided to go all out immature. Plus, the way the movie ended, you can say the first half of the movie is all the fun the movie has to offer.

Otherhood, speaks the reality of parenting. No matter how much you try, parents always mess up their kids. Either from too much love, or too little. Not pushing them enough or pushing them too much. The most prominent one which affects almost all of us is, allowing the parent’s insecurities be the ruler they use to train their child.
All these style of bad parenting and their repercussions were in display in this movie. The movie has one thing to offer though, three ladies (Angela Bassett as Carol, Patricia as Gillian and Felicity Huffman as Helen) delivering stunning performances that would make you sit through the movie, just because they are there.

The movie introduces the three friends who are mothers and their sons who have been friends from childhood. The sons have distant themselves from their mothers for reasons you will get to see when you watch the movie. The mothers believing that they have made all the sacrifices to care their children should not be made to feel like they have failed.

The mothers hang together on Mother’s Day yearly and on this day they decided to go to New York and see their sons. A decision they made on the whim and neither was prepared for what was install when they get to see their sons.
They discover that they do not know their sons as much as they thought and that they are part of the reasons why their sons do not want to have anything to do with them anymore.

The movie is based on Whatever Makes You Happy by William Sutcliffe, and it is written and directed by Cindy Chupack (who has written for Sex and the City and Modern Family).

You can catch this movie on Netflix, and like I said above just make sure you are on the line to see it when you have exhausted all other viewing options.


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