Mary And Martha

Two mothers lose their sons to malaria.

Directed by Phillip Noyce (“Salt,” “Rabbit-Proof Fence“) and penned by Richard Curtis (“Love Actually,” “War Horse“), “Mary And Martha” certainly has its bonafides, telling the story of two women who emerge from a traumatic family tragedy to form a unique bond while fighting for the eradication of malaria. So yes, it all looks Very Important, with some heroic people doing life-saving things. But this is also the kind of material could veer into the wrong kind of tone very quickly, but as long as Blethyn is in it, we have some faith it could possibly deliver.