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OTHERHOOD (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Otherhood (2019), Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Netflix
Otherhood (2019), Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Netflix

Otherhood, a comedy about three long-time friends who decide to show up at their grown up son’s apartments because they didn’t call them on Mother’s Day is neither the best or the worst work of either of the main actors.

Starring Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette and Felicity Huffman, there’s a cliche or two and a cringe worthy moment here and there. Nevertheless, I found the glimpse into the empty nester experience worthwhile.

I’m sure I smiled and maybe also laughed a few times as Otherhood played, but the film’s humour actually wasn’t my favourite part. I was mostly taken by the dysfunctional nature of the challenging relationships between the mother and son characters. Especially the ones played by Huffman and Jake Lacey. Their relationship reminded me of the saying ‘hurt people, hurt people’. The dynamic between them made me see that we’re all to an extent, hurt people trying with varying degrees of success not to let our hurt spill over onto others unfairly.

In this way it’s more the challenges that arose due to an absence of effective communication that I found most intriguing about Otherhood. Had the script been better, I’d probably have laughed more and cried a little more also , but I have no regrets.

One thing is for sure about the empty nester experience… If your children don’t call you on Mothers Day after they’ve flown the nest, it’s hopefully because of a reason that has nothing to do with how they feel about you. Sometimes though, sometimes it’s because of your ‘not so healthy relationship’ – the nature of which has never really been properly addressed. So get to addressing!

Watch Otherhood if you’re curious enough.

FYI: I’m not a mother, so maybe take my advice with a healthy pinch of salt.

Happy Film Loving

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OTHERHOOD (2019): New Trailer From Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette, Felicity Huffman…

Otherhood (2019), Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Netflix
Otherhood (2019), Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Otherhood (2019).


Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett and Felicity Huffman are the stars of Otherhood, a new comedy about long-time friends and empty nesters who take a trip to New York city after their grown up sons fail to call them on Mother’s Day.

Directed by Cindy Chupack, additional key cast includes Becki Newton, Jake Lacy, Heidi Gardner…

The humour, the theme of friendship and Bassett are the main reasons I’m interested. My fingers are now tightly crossed that this will be a good one ‘Mother’s Day movie’.

Afton Williamson, Tim Bagley, Frank De Julio, Sinqua Walls, Damian Young and Stephen Kunken also star.

Otherhood Release Dates: August 2nd, 2019 (US) Internet…

Happy Film Loving

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