Cotton Wool (2017) Short Movie Review

Director: Nicholas Connor

Writer: Nicholas Connor (Screenplay)

Starring: Leanne Best, Crissy Rock, Kate Rutter, Max Vento, Gemma Paige North, Katherine Quinn

Plot: A single mother (Leanne Best) suffers a devastating stroke leaving her teenage daughter (Katherine Quinn) and 7-year-old son (Max Vento) to care for her.

Runtime: 38 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Important Drama

Story: Cotton Wool starts when single mother Rachel (Best) has a stroke, her children teenager Jennifer (Quinn) and Sam (Vento) are left in her care, with Jennifer needing to start taking responsibility more in life.

Jennifer struggles with the new responsibilities through mixture of fear and unknowing of what to do, but deep down all she wants is what is best for her mother, the one person that has always stuck around for her.

Thoughts on Cotton Wool

Final Thoughts Cotton Wool brings to life the reality that young people, children, teenagers are having to become carers for sick relatives, we get to see the sudden change in the whole family’s life, how unprepared the children are to be in this situation. We see just how the change will change the life of Jennifer more than Sam, how people will be there to support them the best they can. This is important to show us just how helpless the system can be for the family’s that might not get the help they need. The performances in the film are brilliant, everyone in the family, Leanne Best, Max Vento and Katherine Quinn shine, making us believe they are all a real family, dealing with the struggles. This is a short film that you should check out, understand the changes people are going through and offering to help the people in need.

Overall: Must Watch.

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