With a title like Adore, this movie with Naomi Watts and Robin Wright might be about anything. But when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, it was known by another, much more provocative title, Two Mothers, that boldly announced its raison d’être. Watts and Wright play lifelong best friends who grow up and raise children near each other on an Australian beachfront paradise. Their hunky sons (Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville) are best friends too, spending their idle summer days on surfboards and working on their tans. They’re not your typical momma’s boys… well, until they romantically pair up with each other’s mother.
This is not a Saturday Night Live, Lonely Island sketch; it’s a very sensual, very French drama from director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Channel) and screenwriter Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons) that is based on a 2003 novella from an 85-year-old grandmother, British author Doris Lessing. “I thought it was powerful that there was no answer at the end,” Fontaine said in January. “Each one can think what they want to think. No morality.”
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