Thursday Movie Picks: Mother - Son Relationships (Biologically Related)
At the end of each month, Thursday Movie Picks has a recurring All in the Family Edition theme, with this month being about mother and son relationships. Like always, my choices this week would focus on the relationships rather than actual mother-son movies. Here are my picks this week:
Adore/Two Mothers had a really weird premise - the moms who are the best of friends embark on a relationship with the sons of one another. Get past that and you’d see a no-judgment kind of movie, their relationship intricately intertwined. Both mothers are equally close to their sons - what makes this a no-judgment kind of movie is that both sides accept their circumstances. It helps that the scenery is gorgeous.
A relationship that wasn’t peachy to begin with, We Need To Talk About Kevin divulges into the relationship between Eva and Kevin. They don’t seem to share that bond that mothers and children should have, with Eva even being scared of her son. This is the ‘don’t have children ever’ kind of movie, but such fantastic work from the two actors.
Since I used the first movie for my father-son relationships, I think it’s fitting that I also use the relationship between Hiccup and Valka in How to Train Your Dragon 2. Knowing that she was dead his whole life, it comes to a surprise that his mother is the keeper of dragons. With this revelation and the succeeding scenes of mother-and-son bonding, it was clear where the other side of Hiccup came from.