The Good Mother (The Price of Passion)
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The Good Mother (The Price of Passion)
Based on the novel by Sue Miller, this film follows the struggle of the recently-divorced Anna Dunlap (Diane Keaton) as she struggles to support herself and her young daughter. When she meets up with Irish artist Leo Cutter (Liam Neeson), the two embark on a steamy affair that causes complications when Anna's ex-husband, Brian (James Naughton), accuses Leo of sexually molesting his daughter.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The traumatic subject matter of a child custody fight is handled with restraint and intelligence in The Good Mother."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"One more nail in the coffin of the 60s."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Overall, it's a competent meditation on a complex subject, but one wishes it had been injected with a little of the passion that the sculptor is supposed to have awakened in the good mother."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Could have been standard "Lifetime Channel" material, but Keaton and company deliver some great work."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Performances are good, though Keaton's snorting laughs and distracted manner are a bit of an obstacle course."
‑ , Time Out
"Even shackled to banalities, Keaton has the power to amaze."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Spock and Qui-Gon kick *** at showing feelings."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"For all its potential to challenge and disturb, The Good Mother is finally no more wrenching than a placid Maine landscape on a summer day."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"The Good Mother is one of the most confused and conflicted serious movies in a long time -- a film that feels great passion about its subject matter but has no idea what it wants to say or how to say it."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A thought-provoking film about single parenting, sexual mores and the tendency in our society to allow lawyers and judges to settle questions of personal values."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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