Rent Mrs. Lowry and Son (2019)

3.3 of 5 from 315 ratings
1h 28min
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Synopsis:
The film paints the relationship between L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall), one of Britain's most iconic artists, and his mother Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave), with whom he lived until her death. We see Lowry in the beginnings of his career, as he yearns for his work to be appreciated in London. However, his disdainful mother actively tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions. At the same time, the film explores how Elizabeth is the very reason Lowry paints anything at all, as he desperately seeks to create something, anything, which will make her happy.
This powerful yet humorous story imagines the impact this obsessive mother and son relationship had on the great artist.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Debbie Gray
Writers:
Martyn Hesford
Aka:
Mrs Lowry & Son
Studio:
Vertigo
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Special Interest
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/01/2020
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Exclusive 'Looking at Lowry' Gallery Tour with Timothy Spall
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/01/2020
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English DTS 5.1, English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Exclusive 'Looking at Lowry' Gallery Tour with Timothy Spall

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Reviews (12) of Mrs. Lowry and Son

Narrow Window into the Life of LS Lowry - Mrs. Lowry and Son review by AA

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01/02/2020

Interesting film centring of the last years of Mrs Lowry's life and the hold she had over LS until her demise.  Hopefully how he blossomed after her death will be the subject of another film?

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Matchstick Men - Mrs. Lowry and Son review by JD

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25/01/2020

I love the paintings of LSLowery and this movie is very well acted. Timothy Spall is one of your favourite’s.

Sadly the movie only explores the close relationship of mother and son whereas I wold have loved to see how his career developed.

Worth a look. 

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Slow - Mrs. Lowry and Son review by JB

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14/02/2020

found this incredibly slow and monotonous. Though gathered that his Mother was a real bitch, how on other did he live with being under her thumb? It was much too slow for me to enjoy, wouldn't recommend it to anyone!

2 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

By no means is this Timothy Spall's finest piece of work. - Mrs. Lowry and Son review by DW

Spoiler Alert
10/06/2020

Apparently this Category 12 film is based on a BBC radio play: the transfer to film has failed miserably.

I've got sympathy for the reviewers who hoped for more of Lowry the artist: all they got was often-repeated images of Lowry the devoted but frustrated son. I can do without an interpretive sound track intended to help us know how we should feel about certain scenes: British film makers seem unable to dig their way out of the rut of perpetual mediocrity. Tiresome flashbacks, no thank you. The scenes of playfulness with groups of local children jarred a bit with me but I've now found out that the old boy did in fact have a humorous side to his personality.

Made on the cheap I would think so the financial backers didn't have to dig too deep. Even unlucky 12 year old viewers would have noticed that in one external scene the distant railway viaduct & passing steam train were both hastily made from cardboard!

One star is half a star too generous. I suggest Timothy Spall might want to leave this one off his CV.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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