Complications with the pregnancy draw the mother and daughter together, as Eileen - ever the helper- starts to spend time with Shannon.
There is a subtle charm to the film, in the representation of average middle America and the modesty of the characters.
A balanced view of the catholic church is shown though, as we see from a more accepting younger priest.
The casting is excellent, with the wonderful Richard Chamberlain, as 'Monsignor Murphy', and Jason Ritter as the son.
Great to see Kathleen Turner on the big screen again - she was one of my favourite's from the 80's.
Listening to the Q&A after the film, I found out she also exec produced it and suggested a few script changes before she would come on board.
Renton did what was needed and once Turner had signed on getting the rest of the cast was easy.
This was the UK premiere and what better way to see it than at the festival.Hopefully it will get released in the UK, as it has universal appeal.Mother Tongue (Lengua Materna) is the second film from Argentinian director Liliana Paolinelli. When Ruth decides to come out to her mother, she should of made sure she was lying down.Sunday proved to be one of the sunniest weekends we have had in London for a while, and I managed to get a bit of time outside in between films at the LLGFF this weekend.The two films I saw - 'The Perfect Family' and 'Mother Tongue', both had a common theme - mothers coming to terms with their daughters sexuality, but how the subject was dealt with was completely opposite.The Perfect Family, from director Anne Renton, is a very funny film about a woman who has been nominated as 'Catholic Woman of the Year' at her local church.