'Otherhood': Release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about the upcoming Netflix mom-flick

'Otherhood': Release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about the upcoming Netflix mom-flick

August 2 will mark the release of another emotional love-filled comedy about mothers called 'Otherhood' on Netflix. This movie highlights the emotional journey mothers embark on when their children move away and have their own individual lives. This Netflix original is making its run this fall to relate with the emotions of middle-aged motherhood with a sarcastic comic twist naming it 'Otherhood'.

The journey of mothers from the birth of their kids to when they are adults and independent is one filled with concern, anticipation, hope, faith and a whole rally of ups and downs. The all-female cast that will be a part of this thrilling rollercoaster will immensely connect to mothers all over the globe.  The movie is based on William Sutcliff's novel 'Whatever Makes You Happy'.

The cast includes 56-year-old Felicity Huffman along with her co-actors 60-year-old Angela Bassett and 51-year-old Patricia Arquette. Though the shooting for the movie began in June 2018 there was a push forward for the release to 2019. 


Release Date 

The movie was initially announced on June 2018 to be released on April 26, 2019, but got moved forward to its official release of August 2, 2019. There was a move up from April to August 2019 for the release of 'Otherhood'  due to Felicity Hoffman's decision to plead guilty to the charges pressed against her for the college admissions cheating scandal. The actress is also a cast member on Netflix's series 'When They See Us'. 




The movie is a humorous glimpse into the lives of three suburban mothers. The three mothers are feeling sad and left out by their sons especially since its the season of Mother's Day. Felicity Huffman plays the role of Helen Halston with co-stars Patricia Arquette playing Gillian Lieberman and Angela Basset playing the third mother bestie Carol Walker.


The three women decide to travel to New York to spend time with their sons and reconnect with them after a long time of separation only to find that their worst nightmares have come true and their sons have their own independent, individual lives and are barely bothered about their mothers.

The movie then changes cordially with the moms living with their sons to become a part of their newfound lifestyles which does not turn out to be a very successful plan. The three best friends and "moms" decide to start concentrating on building their individual lives to enjoy their age and company to the fullest. The movie's plot brightens the lives of these three middle-aged women with a better purpose in life besides their married lives and motherhood, hence conceptualizing it as 'Otherhood'. 


Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman also recently acted in the popular Netflix series 'When They See Us' (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


A leading Hollywood actress and nominee for an Academy Award, she has been a part of the Hollywood movie fraternity for a long time. She also recently acted in the popular Netflix series 'When They See Us'.

Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette plays the role of Gillian Liebermann ( Getty Images) 

The trio also involves Patricia Arquette who plays the role of Gillian Liebermann. She is well known for her roles in movies like 'True Romance', 'Bringing out the dead' and other hits.

Angela Bassett (Getty Images) 


The other lead actress is Angela Basset playing the role of Carol Walker. She is an activist and known for her many roles in biographical films. She is well known for her role as Tina Turner in the famous biopic 'What's Love Got To Do' for which she was nominated as best actress for an academy award.


The director of this movie is Cindy Chupack. She has been awarded two Emmy's and three Golden Globe awards for her work in 'Sex And The City' as a writer and director.  She also well recognized for being the co-producer and writer for ABC's 'Modern Family'.

(L-R) Writer and producers Cindy Chupack, John Melfi, Jenny Bisks and Michael Patrick King attend the "Sex and The City" Party at the American Museum of Natural History June 18, 2003, in New York City (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)


The official trailer for the movie 'Otherhood' will be out closer to the date of the movie's release. The Netflix release will be one to watch for all mothers and the youth. The movie will be a fun-filled entertainer. 


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