MOTHER

MOTHER ★★½

Nagasawa’s performance deserves a better script than this. 

what really brings the film down is that how paper thin it feels. the story is banal, and the character feel so simple, so two-bit. you can feel that Nagasawa’s performance could have complimented a deep, insightful character study, but you almost feel her acting breaking over a script that just doesn’t have any emotional or intellectual space for rich, interesting characters. pretty underwhelming overall