A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.
“An entertaining showcase for two first-class performers.” – Guardian
“With quieter work from Spall and a simplicity of direction that works in its favour, Adrian Noble’s film is a sweet and funny tale about enjoying what you have, not resenting what you don’t.” – Sunday Times (UK)
“Within three or four short exchanges she establishes Mrs Lowry as one of the great maternal monsters of cinema, up there with Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest or Piper Laurie in Carrie.” – Times (UK)