Mother (2006)

Run Time - 17 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A sexually frustrated Beverly Hills housewife intent on reclaiming her freedom enlists the aid of a random stranger on watching after her young child, only to find her careless actions leading to consequences she never anticipated in director Sian Heder's short-form meditation on neglect and fidelity. To Carolyn (Angela Featherstone), motherhood is a prison. A self-absorbed parent who pays little mind to the needs of her young daughter, Carolyn is strictly focused on the extramarital affair she is about to embark on. Lu (Ashleigh Sumner) is a free-spirited street woman who roams the hallways of the glamorous hotel in search of sustenance. When Carolyn finds Lu eating from a tray just outside of her hotel room door and mistakes the homeless woman for room service, she hastily recruits the famished stranger as a babysitter. Carolyn can't be held down by a child if she ever hopes to make her date, but when Lu notices the potentially damaging effect that the thoughtless mother's narcissism is having on the adorable baby girl, she is soon compelled to protect the child at all costs.