A cinematic punch to the gut and simultaneous grip on the heart.



MOUTHPIECE is a powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of Cassandra Haywood - a fiercely independent millennial woman. Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster.

Following the sudden death of her mother, Elaine (Maev Beaty) she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight with a debate raging inside her head. MOUTHPIECE makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra (Amy Nostbakken & Norah Sadava) battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother’s funeral.

What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy lives of women from both generations. Raucous jokes, musical numbers and heart breaking memories add up to a deeply moving and political portrait of a mother and a daughter as seen through the eyes of one conflicted young woman.
Drama, Women and Film
Pamela Hutchinson, Sight and Sound

The twist in Patricia Rozema’s fiery, blackly comic and terribly poignant new film 'Mouthpiece' is that the part of Cassandra is taken by two actresses at once. Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken, the writers and performers of the play, also called Mouthpiece, that inspired the film, share the role, ...

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