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Mother and child [videorecording] /

by García, Rodrigo; Bening, Annette; Smits, Jimmy; Washington, Kerry; Watts, Naomi; Jackson, Samuel L; Merkerson, S. Epatha; Jones, Cherry; Carrillo, Elpidia; Epps, Shareeka; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2010Description: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.Title notes: $19.99 12/29/2010 (snl)BRA $19.99 12/29/2010$19.99 (g) 9/6/12 (cc)Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Adoption -- Drama | Adoptees -- Drama | Adoptive parents -- Drama | Birthmothers -- Drama | Mothers and daughters -- Drama | Melodramas (Motion pictures) | Fiction films | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature filmsCast: Annette Bening, Jimmy Smits, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Samuel L. Jackson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Cherry Jones, Elpidia Carrillo, Shareeka Epps.Summary: Three women's lives share a common core. They have all been profoundly affected by adoption. At age fourteen, Karen placed a baby for adoption, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child. Even though she is a bright and ambitious lawyer, she is a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy and her husband are just embarking on the adoption odyssey, hoping for the opportunity to become parents.
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Writer/director Rodrigo García (Nine Lives) teams with executive producer Alejandro González Iñárritu to craft this drama highlighting the powerful bond between mothers and daughters. It's been years since Karen (Annette Bening) gave her daughter, Elizabeth, up for adoption, and the decision to abandon her child has always haunted her. Upon meeting laid-back Paco (Jimmy Smits), Karen permits her anxiety and mistrust to get the best of her. On the surface it appears that Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) is none the worse for never knowing her biological mother; she's a fast-talking lawyer who's just landed a high-profile job at a firm fronted by Paul (Samuel L. Jackson), though her unsavory penchant for exploiting others is about to blow up in her face. Meanwhile, maternal-minded baker Lucy (Kerry Washington) longs to experience the joys of motherhood, eventually deciding that adoption is the best bet to start a family with her husband, Joseph (David Ramsey). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$19.99 12/29/2010 (snl)

BRA $19.99 12/29/2010

$19.99 (g) 9/6/12 (cc)

DVD ; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) ; Dolby Digital 5.1.

In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Annette Bening, Jimmy Smits, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Samuel L. Jackson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Cherry Jones, Elpidia Carrillo, Shareeka Epps.

Music by Edward Shearmur ; editor, Steven Weisberg ; director of photography, Xavier Pérez Grobet..

DVD release of the 2009 motion picture.

MPAA rating: R; for sexuality, brief nudity, and language.

Three women's lives share a common core. They have all been profoundly affected by adoption. At age fourteen, Karen placed a baby for adoption, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child. Even though she is a bright and ambitious lawyer, she is a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy and her husband are just embarking on the adoption odyssey, hoping for the opportunity to become parents.

Special features: deleted scenes; Creating the family tree; Universally connected, cast and crew discuss the universal themes in the film.

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