Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sundance 2013 Review: 'Two Mothers'

Naomi Watts and Robin Wright are both excellent in Two Mothers, which is said to be based on a true story. Two longtime friends, Lil and Roz, find themselves in unlikely romantic entanglements: Lil is sleeping with Roz's son, and Roz is sleeping with Lil's son. How could such a thing happen? This very nuanced and thoughtful romantic drama seeks to provide the answers. There was a smattering of nervous laughter throughout this film's premiere last night at the Eccles, but I attribute that to audience expectations. They were thinking Two Mothers would be a bedroom farce when, in fact, it's a boldly straight-faced look at an impossible situation. My review is up at Screen International.