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Mothers' Instinct

In Theaters Fri Jul 26 1h 34m Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Mothers' Instinct: Trailer 1 List
55% Tomatometer 40 Reviews
Set in the early '60s, best friends and neighbors Alice (Jessica Chastain) and Celine (Anne Hathaway) both live an idyllic traditional lifestyle with manicured lawns, successful husbands, and sons of the same age. Life's perfect harmony is suddenly shattered after a tragic accident. Guilt, suspicion and paranoia combine to unravel their sisterly bond a psychological battle of wills begins as the maternal instinct reveals its darker side. Read More Read Less
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Mothers' Instinct

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Mothers' Instinct is a glossily enjoyable showcase for Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway, although the stars are ill-served by a thin story and shaky tonal command.

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Ross McIndoe Slant Magazine Benoît Delhomme’s 1960s-set directorial debut can’t decide whether it wants to be considered camp or not, awkwardly pitching itself between a somber drama and antic melodrama. Rated: 2/4 Apr 13, 2024 Full Review Clarisse Loughrey Independent (UK) Beyond a handful of clever lighting choices, that bathe these women in an interrogatory spotlight, Mothers’ Instinct looks beautiful but ultimately feels sterile. Rated: 3/5 Apr 3, 2024 Full Review Mark Kermode Kermode and Mayo's Take (YouTube) This is Anne Hathaway doing another enjoyably overcooked period drama. Apr 2, 2024 Full Review Connor Lightbody Loud and Clear Reviews The slow burn of Mothers’ Instinct works antithetical to the exaggerated performances, where each hammy outburst is like a shot to the chest, puncturing and deflating the tension within the film Rated: 3/5 Jul 4, 2024 Full Review Randy Meeks Espinof While never boring, it does not manage to bring tension to its boiling point nor is it capable of arousing the necessary interest for its seemingly surprising twists... [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2/5 Jun 20, 2024 Full Review Fausto Fernandez Fotogramas Delhomme unbalances the stable existence of two friends and neighbors by converting their maternal instinct into the sharpest knife... [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Jun 17, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Set in the early '60s, best friends and neighbors Alice (Jessica Chastain) and Celine (Anne Hathaway) both live an idyllic traditional lifestyle with manicured lawns, successful husbands, and sons of the same age. Life's perfect harmony is suddenly shattered after a tragic accident. Guilt, suspicion and paranoia combine to unravel their sisterly bond a psychological battle of wills begins as the maternal instinct reveals its darker side.
Director
Benoît Delhomme
Producer
Kelly Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Paul Nelson, Jacques-Henri Bronckart
Screenwriter
Sarah Conradt-Kroehler
Distributor
NEON
Production Co
Versus Production, Anton, Mosaic, Freckle Films, Wheelhouse Productions
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 26, 2024, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 13, 2024
Runtime
1h 34m