Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2004.
1 videodisc (ca. 142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital surround.
In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook.
Producer, Simon Channing-Williams ; writer/director, Mike Leigh ; photography, Dick Pope ; editor, Jon Gregory ; music, Andrew Dickson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
MPAA rating: R.
Hortense, an adopted Black woman in London, seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover the woman is white. Equally shocked to learn the daughter she gave up for adoption is Black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true. When Cynthia brings her newfound daughter home to meet her family-from-hell, all the secrets and lies, the deceptions and animosities come pouring out.
Secrets and lies