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Mother (2006)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | January 2006 (USA)
Desperate to be rid of her toddler in order to have an affair, a dissatisfied Beverly Hills Housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for. "... See full summary »

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Sian Heder

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Sian Heder
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Credited cast:
Angela Featherstone ... Carolyn
Ashleigh Sumner ... Lu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alejandro Furth ... Valet
Halbert Hernandez ... Room Service (as Halbert Bernal)
Lauren Wesch Lauren Wesch ... Madison
Madelyn Wesch Madelyn Wesch ... Madison
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Desperate to be rid of her toddler in order to have an affair, a dissatisfied Beverly Hills Housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for. "Mother" is a dark and funny look at neglect, and what it really means to get what we want. Written by Anonymous

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Desperate to be rid of her toddler, a dissatisfied Beverly Hills housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for.

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Short | Drama

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January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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$20,000 (estimated)
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A fantastic piece of acting
9 April 2007 | by luiscarlitosway1See all my reviews

I was on the Method Fest last week and this short among other 46 stood out at first glance.

A tale about three women, a baby, a girl and an older woman who cross paths in a hotel room. The young woman, a modern gypsy parked on a cargo van outside a big hotel, sneaks at night in the hotel to steal the food left on the trays outside the rooms. The older woman, a beautiful blond ready to give up her baby girl who runs naked over clothes, make up and glasses of wine; opens the door at the right moment to convince the scared gypsy to stay with the baby while she goes out on a date.

The camera portraits beautifully the lack of a mother in the story of this trio of women directed with intense risk by Sian Heder.

Hopefully this will be the future of the new filmmakers in the United States who cries for quality instead of quantity.


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