Mothering Sunday


Mothering Sunday
Set over a day in 1924, the story follows Jane Fairchild, a maid in the Niven household, who has the day off to celebrate Mothering Sunday while Mr. and Mrs. Niven attend a lunch to celebrate the engagement of their neighbour’s only remaining son, Paul, to Emma Hobday. Jane rejoices at her freedom on an unseasonably hot, beautiful spring day. But, she has no mother to go to. For almost seven years she has – joyfully and without shame – been Paul’s lover. Like the Nivens, Paul belongs to England’s old money aristocracy, whereas Jane was orphaned at birth. With the house conveniently empty, they can finally meet in Paul’s bedroom for the first time. Today will be their last as lovers. It is also the day that will mark the beginning of Jane’s transformation as the story unfolds through the hours of clandestine passion.

104 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Drug abuse).
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Odessa Young, Josh O'Connor, Sope Dirisu, Nathan Chester Reeve, Samuel Barlow, Dexter Raggatt, Colin Firth, Olivia Colman, Glenda Jackson
Director
Eva Husson
ScreenplayAlice Birch, from the novel by Graham Swift
MusicMorgan Kibby
CinematographyJamie Ramsay
EditingEmilie Orsini
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2021
Produced byBritish Film Institute, Film4, Lipsync Productions, Number 9 Films, ZDF/Arte

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, romance
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone (sic)
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for sexual content, graphic nudity and some language.
Runtime104
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

British Board of Film Classification rating

15: Suitable for 15 years and olderStrong sex, Nudity
Runtime104
British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
5
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
14 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
77 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconMothering Sunday works at a frustratingly chilly remove, but involving performances and solid overall craft mean it’s rarely less than engaging.
15
CommonSenseMedia
Stefan Pape quote iconSlow-burning British drama explores loss; frequent nudity.
10

What the People say

IMDB
1181 Netizens
12
The Movie DB
Community
9

Average .. 60%

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