'Night Mother
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'Night Mother
'Night. Mother was adapted by Marsha Norman from her own harrowing Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Outwardly normal Sissy Spacek calmly informs her mother Anne Bancroft that she's about to commit suicide. Thus the stage is set for a war of nerves between the determined Spacek and the distraught Bancroft, who uses every emotional and psychological device at her disposal to stave off the inevitable. The film's tension grows not from its plot development--we know from the outset how it's going to end--but from whether or not we're going to learn all the reasons for Spacek's… More
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"Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, this drama examines the complex roots of suicide."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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