This well-acted and occasionally surprising drama from Rodrigo García explores the impact of adoption upon the lives of three women. Its first half is strong but the second hour becomes predictable, conventional and a little too sugary. And really, the whole affair would be better off without Kerry Washington (sorry Kerry but it’s true).
As the 54th BFI London Film Festival draws to a close, we had the pleasure of escaping into the Californian sunshine for two hours of a dreary Monday morning – only to discover that there’s just as much heartache sloshing around LA as there is here at Best For Film Towers. We might, in fact, even have less, because none of us were conceived through sperm donation and brought up by Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. Relatively unexperienced directrice Lisa Cholodenko presents a well-balanced and decidedly grownup drama which also manages to be deliciously funny.