It's just fantasy. She wouldn't do this - would she?
May is an ordinary grandmother from the suburbs. When her husband dies on a family visit to London, she recedes into the background of her busy, metropolitan children’s lives. Stuck in an unfamiliar city far from home, May fears that she has become another invisible old lady whose life is more or less over. Until, that is, she falls for Darren, a man half her age who is renovating her son’s house and sleeping with her daughter.
Written by Hanif Kureishi and directed by Roger Michell, THE MOTHER is a delicate and profound study of ageing and desire; a shocking and tender definition of family life in the 21st century.
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