'Night Mother
'Night Mother (1986)

'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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 12, 1986
DVD Release Date: August 3, 2010
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A sobering overwrought drama based on Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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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 performances is without a doubt one of the biggest injustices in the History of… 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