MARY AND MARTHA (Television Release UK 2013)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

Mary and Martha
starts slowly then picks up pace after Hilary Swank takes her son to Africa. This movie does not work as a high-end theatrical release film does, but it makes its point and ends well. The film can be watched while doing another activity.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Malaria takes the lives of two women’s sons.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Phillip Noyce for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Tim Bevan, Liza Chasin, Juliette Howell, and Lucy Richer for making the film possible. Additional character/cast include: Mary (Hilary Swank), Martha (Brenda Blethyn), Ben (Sam Claflin), Peter (Frank Grillo), George (Lux Haney-Jardine), Pumelele (Bongo Mbutuma), Charles (Ian Redford), Mary’s Father (James Woods).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie, despite initial heart-aching events, focuses on positive remedy so the event is not repeated in others' lives. This positive focus moves the film into a feel good, easy-on-the-mind story that viewers can run in the background while occupied with other activities. It gently reminds that sadness can be elevated to satisfied happiness when one works to create change so that others need not experience the same sadness. 

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