Helen marries Jackson, the son of a prominent Kentucky horse breeder family. The couple who live in New York, travel back to the family ranch so that Helen can give birth. There, Helen somewhat competes with Jackson's overbearing mother, Martha, who seems obsessed and overprotective of her son. While there, Helen learns that Jackson's dad died of a freak accident when Jackson was a young boy, and that he was blamed for it. While co-habitating with her mother-in-law, Martha sneakily tries to tear the couple apart. But as things get more suspicious, Helen learns the truth: that it was Martha who caused the dad's accident when her affair with a farmhand was discovered. When Jackson goes back to New York for work, Martha gives Helen a labor-inducing drug used for horses. She gives birth, and Martha claims the child for herself. Jackson arrives, but she stalls him from seeing Helen. When Helen and Jackson see each other, Helen plays dumb and asks Martha to make breakfast. At breakfast, Helen reveals the explosive truth to Jackson and Martha, and the couple storm out leaving Martha in misery.
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Best part of story, including ending:
It's a simple thriller, with the threat coming from a person that's technically family.
Best scene in story:
When Martha would act all nice but would have something evil planned for Helen.
Opinion about the main character:
Helen is strong and she fought for what is rightfully hers, her husband and her child.
Without a family of her own, Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) is initially charmed by her impressive mother-in-law and the sprawling estate where she lives. But her fairytale scene is destroyed when she realizes her mother-in-law wants Helen's husband and baby, and wants HER out of the picture. Now this crazed woman will stop at nothing to destroy Helen and get her son back, at all costs. With the chilling undertones of "Rosemary's Baby", this is a nightmarish lullaby of a maternal love that leads into madness.
The review of this Movie prepared by Becky Yost