No Love ('Adoration') Lost | Film Review

really, really wanted to like this film.

I just didn't.

But let's back up a bit.

Based on Doris Lessing's The Grandmothers, 'Adoration' explores the ramifications of two mothers, Roz and Lil (who are best friends) decide to engage in a sexual relationship with each other's teenage sons.

I know, I know - it doesn't sound promising but the summary of the film drew me in precisely because it was scandalous and provocative. Soapie plots don't necessary pave the way for terrible content. In fact, all I've learnt from recent TV that more often than not, more dramatic situations prioritise intricate characterisation, instead of relying entirely on the drama of the plotline. The film has some good acting going for it, but the way the plot moves forward falls flat. Besides, it seems also insulting the movie dealt with multiple taboo relationships rather than exploring the chemistry between the two mothers.

While Roz and Ian's relationship is rushed, it…

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