Night Mother

  |  Buy to Own: 16/03/2009
  |  93 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Powerful psychological drama in which a middle-aged daughter tells her mother she's about to commit suicide. Adapted by Marsha Norman from her own award-winning play, the film follows the struggles of Thelma Cates (Anne Bancroft) as she tries every trick in the book to convince her alcoholic and epileptic daughter Jessie (Sissy Spacek) not to kill herself by the morning. As her mother fights to convince her to hold on to life, it becomes a frantic race against time to find out the motives behind her daughter's decision.