Movie Review: Mother’s Little Helpers 2019
Mother’s Little Helpers is a poignant and engaging film that explores the complexities of family relationships, addiction, and self-discovery. The film follows the story of four siblings who reunite after their mother is diagnosed with cancer. As they navigate through their grief, they are forced to confront their own personal demons and past mistakes.
The plot, though not entirely unique, is executed beautifully thanks to the strong performances from the cast. Each character feels fully realized and authentic in their struggles. The decision to set the movie in the 90s allows for some nostalgia-inducing moments without feeling forced or contrived.
Emma Glassman-Hughes delivers an outstanding performance as April, a recovering addict who struggles with balancing her sobriety and her responsibilities towards her family. Her portrayal of someone attempting to mend broken relationships while also keeping herself accountable for her actions is both heartbreaking and hopeful.
The direction by Kestrin Pantera is confident without ever feeling flashy or over-the-top. The score complements each scene perfectly without being intrusive or distracting.
The cinematography captures both the beauty and ugliness of suburban life in a way that feels genuine. Each shot feels intentional but never sterile.
While there are moments where some characters’ arcs feel rushed or underdeveloped, it never derails or lessens the impact of what Mother’s Little Helpers ultimately achieves: a moving exploration of family dynamics through humor and tragedy that offers a hopeful outlook on healing from even our deepest wounds.
Overall, Mother’s Little Helpers strikes an emotional chord whether you have experienced loss first-hand or not. It reminds us all how important it is to connect with those we love before it’s too late – an essential message for any viewer regardless of age or background. Highly recommended!
Release : 2019-03-09
Genre : Comedy, Drama, Family
Runtime : 99
Home Page : https://www.motherslittlehelpers.co/
Company : Bold Management & Production, KP2 Productions, Subtractive
Cast : Milana Vayntrub as Lucy Pride, David Giuntoli as Dave, Breeda Wool as Julia Pride, Rick Overton as Danny Ray, Kestrin Pantera as Sadie Pride
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