- Release Year: 2023
- Directed by Niki Caro
- Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Fiennes, Lucy Paez, Omari Hardwick, Paul Raci, and Gael García Bernal
Jennifer Lopez stars in the latest Netflix action drama film, The Mother. As you might have guessed from the title, The Mother stars Lopez as, well, the Mother. A dangerous assassin, the Mother falls in with many deadly assailants and a crime syndicate. So when she gets pregnant by one of the men involved in the syndicate, she’s forced to give up her daughter in the hopes of keeping her safe.
Years later, the men from her past return to seek revenge on the Mother for something she did when she was still working for them, and she has to come out of hiding to protect her daughter, Zoe, who has settled in with a nice, normal adoptive family. The Mother will do whatever it takes to keep Zoe safe, which means getting her hands dirty.
The Mother isn’t the most original action film, but if you’re looking for a well-acted movie with some intense action sequences, this should do the trick. Jennifer Lopez is the obvious high point here, and if all you’re really looking for is to watch J.Lo kick butt, The Mother will serve you just fine.