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Mammoth review

Following A Hole In My Heart and the dull Container, Mammoth marks Swedish director Lukas Moodysson’s return to the narrative mainstream.

But where Show Me Love and Together felt fresh, this is a global guilt-trip. Michelle Williams plays an NY C surgeon whose overgrown-boy husband (Gael García Bernal) travels to Bangkok on business.

Meanwhile their precocious daughter is cared for by a Filipina live-in nanny who’s pining for her own kids back in Manila.

Moodysson braids these threads with contrived symmetries. The preaching soon grows wearisome.

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