Mrs. Lowry & Son

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Beloved British artist L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall) lived all his life with his over-bearing mother Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave). Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her.


Vanessa Redgrave
as Elizabeth Lowry
Timothy Spall
as L.S. Lowry

Critic Reviews for Mrs. Lowry & Son

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  • Within three or four short exchanges she establishes Mrs Lowry as one of the great maternal monsters of cinema, up there with Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest or Piper Laurie in Carrie.

    Aug 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Captivating but overly sentimental at times.

    Aug 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • An entertaining showcase for two first-class performers.

    Aug 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It all feels like an uneventful, overly stuffy approach to a painter who was, after all, considered outlandishly strange.

    Aug 23, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Alice Saville

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • A study of the painter LS Lowry that, with sly whimsy and darkness, finds a universality of the creative psyche via the toxic relationship with his mother, who tried (unsuccessfully) to crush him.

    Sep 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • With quieter work from Spall and a simplicity of direction that works in its favour, Adrian Noble's film is a sweet and funny tale about enjoying what you have, not resenting what you don't.

    Sep 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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