Mother and Child is a heartfelt story about longing for someone who's been missing from your life. Rodrigo Garcia has beautifully crafted a film that blends emotional truths with an amazing ensemble cast and a pitch-perfect music score. Naomi Watts, Annette Bening and Kerry Washington offer solid performances as their stories anchor the film with equally important supporting roles by Samuel L. Jackson and Jimmy Smits. Other noteworthy appearances include Amy Brenneman, Tatyana Ali and Britt Robertson (Life Unexpected) proving that the cast is just as strong from the bottom up. Mother and Child is one of the standout movies of the year (so far).