LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER REVIEWED
“Look At Us Now, Mother” plays like a reverse look at a Fisher/Reynolds relationship. A middle aged woman chose to document her relationship with her 91 year old mother. Playing against sibling rivalry and her mother’s hurtful insults, we see a family portrait of passive aggressive attacks stretched over 50 years. Eventually, the documentary tries to make the case that the mother is a Narcissist. If you’re expecting in-depth breakdowns of narcissism, looks elsewhere. What you see here is a woman trying to make sense of her family life.
The duo’s relationship is evolving during the time that the documentary stretches. But, it also makes you realize the amount of lost time between the duo. For a film that lasted less than 90 minutes, I felt like I spent longer with the duo. 2017 has been an amazing year for documentaries.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1