Mother’s Day might be over, but if you love bonding over action movies with your mum, check out Netflix’s The Mother. It’s not only the number one movie in Singapore this week, but it also landed the top spot for the platform’s Films (English) category during its premiere week.
The Mother: trailer, plot, cast
Jennifer Lopez plays the main character who’s simply referred to as the “Mother”. The dangerous arms dealers who are out to get her are Adrian Lovell (Joseph Fiennes) and Hector Àlvarez (Gael García Bernal). After giving birth to her daughter, she makes the painful decision of parting with her to help her live a normal life. An FBI agent named William Cruise (Omari Hardwick) helps keep tabs on her daughter Zoe (Lucy Paez) while she lives in solitude in Alaska. 12 years later, when Zoe’s life is threatened, her mum brings out all her guns and ammo to keep her safe.
The Mother review: the good
1. Jennifer Lopez’s acting prowess
2. The film pays tribute to the strength and love a mother possesses
While watching the film, you cannot help but think of all the sacrifices mothers go through to keep their children safe. And you’ll be reminded of a mother’s tough love when it comes to training their kids on how to survive against all the mean and ruthless people in the world.
The Mother review: the not-so-great
There were times when the scenes were a bit dragging. And with all the action movies that are released today, it cannot be helped that the story feels all too familiar. While J.Lo’s character packed a punch, it cannot be said the same for the lacklustre villains.
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