I Am Mother

Until a recent general  improvement in story output, the problem with many Netflix productions seemed to be an eschewing of rigorous script assessment, likely attributable  to the subscription model prioritising quantity over quality.

With I Am Mother, a Netflix production from 2018, what starts out as a first rate sci-fi mystery, overturning at regular intervals the viewer’s perceptions of who everyone is and what they are doing, loses its way, like so many before it, and fails to find a satisfying resolution to its themes and questions. It also labours under the weight of its influences. Excellent production otherwise, with a worthwhile theme, and to be encouraged despite its too familiar flaws.



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