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The Mother

May (Anne Reid, terrific) is a conservative grandmother from the suburbs. When her husband dies on a family visit to London, she finds herself alone for the first time in decades. Initially May recedes into the background of her busy, metropolitan children's lives. Stuck in an unfamiliar city far from home, May fears that she has become another invisible old person whose life is more or less over. Until, that is, she falls for Darren (Daniel Craig), a man half her age. As May discovers a new independence and confidence, for the first time in her life she feels alive. Perceptive, no-holds-barred script by Hanif Kureishi ("My Beautiful Laundrette", "Intimacy").

Year: 2003
Genre: Drama, Film Festivals 2003
Country: UK
Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Anne Reid, Daniel Craig, Steven Mackintosh, Cathryn Bradshaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Anna Wilson Jones, Peter Vaughan
Duration: 112 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Contains sex scenes and offensive language.
6.8/10
Location in store: Drama

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