Mother and Child review and giveaway

Directed by writer-director Rodrigo Garcia (Nine Lives) and executive produced by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, ‘Mother and Child’ tells the moving story of how motherhood touches the lives of three very different women, and looks at the unbreakable bond between mother and child.

When I sat down to watch the film I had no idea about the plot and it’s a real tear-jerker so I needed a box of tissues by the end of the film! It tells the story of Karen, played by Annette Bening, an unhappy spinster coping with the death of her mother and feelings of loss and regret over the child she gave up for adoption when she was 14. Elizabeth is the grown up daughter she never met, played by Naomi Watts, who is an ambitious lawyer who is unable to make lasting emotional connections. Lucy, played by Kerry Washington, is an infertile wife who turns to adoption as she is unable to conceive naturally. There are a few twists and turns and the story connects all three women and the emotions that binds a mother and her child

To celebrate the launch of the DVD on April 9th I am pleased to say I have a fantastic goody bag worth £100 (pictured below) for one lucky reader of the gingerbread house.

goody bag imageThe goody bag contains:

  • one copy of Mother and Child on DVD
  • a bottle of Fake Bake Bronzing Gel, guaranteed to give an instant, natural bronzed tan suitable for men and women
  • a bottle of deliciously sparkling Black Tower Pink Bubbly 2010
  • a £5 voucher to spend at Prezzybox.com where you’ll find the perfect present for any special occasion
  • a £25 gift voucher from Railbookers, specialists in bespoke holidays by rail in Europe and beyond, based on your own individual holiday plans

To enter:

Mandatory – If you would like the chance to win this lovely goody bag simply leave me a comment below and tell me the one word that sums up being a mother (or parent if you’re a father!).

For an extra entry you can tells others about the competition using the Retweet button below.

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The Rules: the competition closes at midnight on April 11th and is open to UK residents only. The winner will be selected at random and contacted using the email address or twitter name supplied. If the winner does not reply within 3 days the competition will be redrawn. Good luck! The winners’ name will be announced on this blog post.

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*****The winner is Claire Butler*****

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