'Night Mother
'Night Mother (1986)

Based on a Marsha Norman Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this is not one to see if you are already depressed. The story centers around a young woman who announces one evening that she is going to kill herself. Her Mother then spends the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 3, 2010
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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, this drama examines the complex roots of suicide.

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Carlos Magalh„es
Anne Bancroft and Sissy Spacek not receiving an Oscar nomination for their splendid performances is without a doubt one of the biggest injustices in the History… More
Walter M.
In "'night Mother," Jessie Cates(Sissy Spacek) spends her day cleaning the house she shares with her mother(Anne Bancroft). She also labels all… More
jay nixon
Two acting titans square off in this chamber piece of anger, laughter, disappointed hopes and despair. It's an intense workout for both and they are up to… More
Alec Barniskis
Like many other great plays with intimate settings and small casts, "night Mother", doesn't translate to film that well. I still think I liked it… More
Randy Tippy
An unsettling take on the tragic phenomenon of suicide. Great performances (Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft) but it's hard to overlook a screenplay that… More