Sins of the Mother

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  • NR
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.4  (425)

Sins of the Mother is a drama film directed by John Patterson, released in 1991. The film features an ensemble cast including Elizabeth Montgomery, Dale Midkiff, and Heather Fairfield. The story focuses on Ruth Coe (Elizabeth Montgomery), a devoutly religious woman who lives with her husband, John (Dale Midkiff), and her daughter, Sarah (Heather Fairfield). Ruth has always been overprotective of Sarah, keeping her sheltered and isolated from the rest of the world. However, when Sarah turns 18, she rebels against her mother's strict rules and decides to leave home.

In the process of leaving, Sarah discovers a family secret that shakes her to the core. She finds out that her mother had a child out of wedlock before she married John and gave the child up for adoption. Sarah is shocked and upset that her mother never told her about this and decides to track down her half-sibling to learn more about her mother's past.

As Sarah digs deeper into her mother's past, she uncovers some painful truths about Ruth's childhood. She learns that Ruth was raised in an abusive home and was raped by her father. As a result of the rape, Ruth became pregnant and eventually gave the child up for adoption. The trauma of this event caused Ruth to become a devoutly religious person and obsessively overprotective of Sarah.

Sarah's investigation puts a strain on her relationship with her mother, who resents her daughter's meddling in her past. Ruth is forced to confront her painful past and come to terms with the secrets she has kept hidden for so long.

The film deals with themes of abuse, trauma, and the effects of overprotectiveness on a child's development. The performances by the cast are all strong, particularly Elizabeth Montgomery, who delivers a powerful portrayal of a woman struggling with the demons of her past.

Overall, Sins of the Mother is a deeply emotional and thought-provoking drama that explores the complexities of familial relationships and the impact of secrets and trauma on individuals and families.

Sins of the Mother is a 1991 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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    1 hr 33 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (425)