'Mother of George' is a deep look at a couple struggling to conceive

The cinematography in 'Mother of George' is lustrous, though the film gets bogged down in melodrama.

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    Danai Gurira in a scene from 'Mother of George.'
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“Mother of George,” directed by Andrew Dosunmu, a Nigerian living in New York, and written by Darci Picoult, is about a newly married Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, Ike (Danai Gurira) and Ayo (Isaach De Bankolé), and the problems that ensue when they are unable to conceive a child.

The cinematography by Bradford Young is rich-toned and lustrous, and the film, until it bogs down in melodramatics, has a sensual ease. We are not looking at these people from the outside. Dosunmu pulls us deep inside. Grade: B+ (Rated R for sexuality, some language, and a disturbing image.)


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