“My Other Mother” is an inspiring film about a woman’s quest to meet her real mother who had released her for adoption. Candy (short for Candice), played by Lynn Whitfield, is a morning TV host who is very demanding of those around her to the point of being annoying. She gets along well with her adoptive family, but her mother is a bit jealous when Candy decides she wants to find her biological parents.
Candy learns that her biological father has just passed away. When she attends the funeral she gets a bit of a surprise when her real mother, Mary Jo, shows up and removes a watch from her dead father’s body. Candy does everything in her power to meet with her real mother, but she keeps putting Candy off. Finally Candy manages to see her and learns the reason her mother removed the watch from her father’s wrist, and she learns why her mother gave her up for adoption. Candy’s manager, Lewis, has stood by her all through this journey, but she must make a decision soon when Lewis tells her his feelings for her go beyond that of a business relationship.
This is a very entertaining movie with real people and realistic relationships. We are pleased to award “My Other Mother” our Dove Family-Approved Seal for ages twelve plus. The movie demonstrates what perseverance can accomplish.