P-A JORGENSEN
Owen Gleiberman
November 24, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

Mammoth

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
126 minutes
Limited Release Date
11/20/09
performer
Gael García Bernal, Michelle Williams, Thomas McCarthy
director
Lukas Moodysson
author
Lukas Moodysson

We gave it a B-

In Mammoth, his first English-language feature, the Swedish director Lukas Moodysson (Lilya 4-Ever) tries for a Babel-like global-sociological layer cake, with mixed results. Michelle Williams plays a New York surgeon whose daughter spends most of her quality time with a saintly Filipino nanny (Marife Necesito), who has two kids back home. Gael García Bernal is Williams’ Web-mogul ?husband, who meets the world’s friendliest teenage prostitute while in Bangkok. The movie is at once intimate and (in its softhearted way) preachy. B-

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