'Night mother

Excruciating in its simplicity and complexity. One watches in amazement how Anne Bancroft and Sissi Spacek, as mother and daughter, pass a very important evening in this suburban home, taking us through their lives, and involving us thoroughly in this moving tale. Marsha Norman has written nothing short of a classic. Let's be grateful that someone was wise enough to put it on the screen as well as the stage. To reveal anything about the plot would be a pity. Let me just say that it should not be missed.

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