Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by author Marsha Norman, the moving production casts Spacek as epileptic with a failed marriage and a delinquent son who decides to take control the only way she can - by taking her own life.

As she cleans the gun, she quietly announces she's going to be killing herself at the end of the evening.

Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft star in ‘Night Mother, a taut, emotional study about a mother's attempt to stop her distraught daughter from committing suicide. His name is Howard W. Campbell Jr., () and he is born in the United States but moves with his family to Berlin in 1919.He grows up, becomes a successful playwright, marries an actress, and by then the war clouds are gathering. Read Full Synopsis Cast + Crew Previous Cast Members More Cast Members. The subject matter is of course quite heavy and not for everyone.

Mother was adapted by Marsha Norman from her own harrowing Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

With Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins.


Mother Night received mixed to positive reviews, currently holding a 63% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 27 reviews. 'Night, Mother (1986) Jessie Cates (Sissy Spacek) packs her belongings into bags intended for donation to charity. See Full Cast + Crew for 'Night, Mother Features Load More Features Movie Reviews Presented by …

Many reviewers commended Nick Nolte's performance, but criticized the ambiguity of the film's message.

Read the 'Night, Mother movie synopsis, view the movie trailer, get cast and crew information, see movie photos, and more on “Mother Night,” a difficult movie made from Vonnegut's 1961 novel, is about a man whose life illustrates that reality.

Briefly, `night, Mother is a play one act with two characters on the stage, Jessie Cates, late thirties to early forties, who lives with her mother, Thelma.

What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning?

We meet Jessie and her mother deep in the American countryside. The play opens with Jessie asking her mother where a particular gun is kept. Discussion of themes and motifs in Marsha Norman, Marsha Williams' 'night, Mother. Mother Night Synopsis: Howard W. Campbell, Jr., an American expatriate playwright, Nazi radio propagandist, and Allied spy, writes his memoirs during his pre-trial confinement in 1961 Haifa and learns that people are what they pretend to be. She finds it with Thelma's help. Originally a play, a young woman suffering from epilepsy(and an uneventful life) plans her own suicide and prepares her mother for it. I originally saw `Night Mother on the movie channel virtually 20 years ago and found it disturbing, sad and depressing. Jessie's father was a veteran, but he's been dead for sometime. This is a trigger warning: 'night, Mother is about suicidal depression. Directed by Tom Moore.

Her daughter, Jessie, has had it. This is Thelma Cates' dilemma.

A suicidal woman (Sissy Spacek) spends her final night talking to her mother (Anne Bancroft).