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Mary and Martha (2013)

Mary and Martha

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

April 20, 2013 (TV Premiere)

Duration

90 min.

Studio

HBO Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Phillip Noyce

Producer

Hilary Bevan Jones, Lisa Bruce, Genevieve Hofmeyr

Screenwriter

Richard Curtis

Starring

Story


Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank and Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn star in HBO Films' MARY AND MARTHA, an epic journey of two mothers, who despite the loss of their own sons, find a way to make a difference one child at a time. With little in common, these two women - one American and the other British - meet in Africa and bond over their personal loss while struggling with their grief and strains on their marriages. Forging a deep friendship, they realize that as mothers they have a responsibility to all the world's children and dedicate themselves to the cause of malaria prevention. They begin to rebuild their lives and, in the process, show how ordinary people can make a difference and inspire positive change.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..artfully shot, tightly written and well-acted..”
by Tom Meltzer [The Guardian]
“..at first, Mary and Martha simply bond, before seeking a way to mobilize their emotion into action, and progress..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]
“..earnest, oversimplified, well-acted piece - shot beneath a dazzling African sun - succeeded in bringing a tear to my eye. It also left me gasping for some genuine comic relief..”
by Benjamin Secher [Daily Telegraph]