Mothers’ Instinct

Date and time
Sat 4th May 2024 at 7:45pm
Brief strong violence

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Audience Reaction: 61.3%

2024 ( USA ) ( Drama, Thriller )

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Josh Charles

Director: Benoit Delhomme

“Mothers’ Instinct” is a compelling film that excels in storytelling, performances, and emotional resonance, making it a must-watch for fans of thought-provoking cinema.

This gripping psychological thriller is set in the 1960s American suburbia, the film follows the intertwined lives of best friends Alice and Céline, portrayed by Hathaway and Chastain respectively. When tragedy strikes and Céline’s son dies, suspicions and paranoia unravel their friendship, delving into themes of guilt and deception. Delhomme’s direction keeps the tension high with tight pacing and intense close-up shots, complemented by immaculate production design. Hathaway and Chastain deliver powerful performances, keeping audiences guessing about their characters’ motivations. While the film indulges in familiar suburban tropes and a dramatic finale reminiscent of “Fatal Attraction,” it ultimately provides a satisfying conclusion. Despite its lack of deeper thematic exploration, “Mothers’ Instinct” succeeds as an enthralling thriller, offering a captivating exploration of suburban life’s dark complexities.

(1hr 34mins)