Otherhood

Showing on Netflix.

Directed by Cindy Chupack, Otherhood follows three mothers Angela Basset, Patricia Arquette and Felicity Huffman who are coming to terms with their boys growing up and drifting away from needing their mothers advice and help, casting them into “otherhood”. However, as another mothers day rolls around without the requisite attention the three decide they’re heading to Manhattan to go and interfere in their sons lives.

Let’s be honest upfront this is very nuts and bolts comedic fare with little originality and a very predictable story arc. But it’s fine it’s inoffensive and humorous enough in places, our three central characters are engaging and the sons stories are all different enough to offer a bit of variety and at around 100 minutes it doesn’t particularly out stay its welcome.

One review I saw said “should I go to the cinema to see this? No, but that’s fine as it’s on Netflix and is perfectly Netflixable” and they were absolutely right, night in, sweets at hand and don’t want anything to challenging, then this is perfectly serviceable, no more, no less.

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