Mothering Sunday (2022) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mothering Sunday (2022)



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On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother's Day. Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover. Paul (Josh O'Connor) is the boy from the manor house nearby, Jane's long-term love despite the fact that he's engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents' friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane's life forever.

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Odessa Young
as Jane Fairchild
Josh O'Connor
as Paul Sheringham
Colin Firth
as Mr. Niven
Glenda Jackson
as Older Jane Fairchild

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This movie isn't especially subtle but it is well-intentioned and involving.

November 19, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Birch inventively shuffles the cards of Swift's source in a manner that, at its best, makes the film feel more like an emotional memory than an unfolding narrative.

November 14, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While so much of Mothering Sunday focuses on how grief, or the lack of grief, shapes its characters, it comes to an oddly inconclusive end.

November 12, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Mothering Sunday just falls short of a great movie; a radical attempt to shake up period-picture staidness, shot through with strong performances, impeccable craft and a strain of sadness, but it's never enough to tug vigorously at the heartstrings.

November 12, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A thoughtful and deeply affecting meditation on the loneliness of the lifelong writer.

November 11, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Great gowns, beautiful gowns...

November 8, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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