|The Good Mother|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Leonard Nimoy|
|Produced by||Arne Glimcher|
|Screenplay by||Michael Bortman|
|Based on||The Good Mother by|
|Music by||Elmer Bernstein|
|Edited by||Peter E. Berger|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures|
The Good Mother is a 1988 American drama film and an adaptation of Sue Miller's novel of the same name. Directed by Leonard Nimoy, the film stars Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson in the leading roles. The Good Mother explores feelings and beliefs about children's exposure to adult sexuality and challenges society's growing reliance upon courts to settle complex private and ethical matters.
Anna Dunlap (Keaton), is a piano teacher who works part-time at a college laboratory and a recent divorcee who has custody of her six-year-old daughter Molly (Asia Viera). When Anna meets and falls in love with Leo (Neeson), an Irish sculptor who helps her to find true passion and fulfillment, her sexual liberation comes at a very high cost: Anna's ex-husband Brian (James Naughton) begins to question her new lifestyle. Worse, he accuses Leo of sexually molesting Molly and sues Anna for custody of their daughter.