Two cougars swapping each other’s sons in an idyllic holiday setting has the whiff of a preposterous, scandal-grabbing headline. For a minute, Adore (previously titled Two Mothers) seems like artsy and pseudo-serious take on a Saturday Night Live sketch ‘Mother Lover‘, with fashion-inept sons Justin Timberlake and Adam Sandberg fucking each other’s mothers Patricia Clarkson and Susan Sarandon to sublimely hilarious results. Seriously, look it up on Youtube.
But Adore looks like it’s taking the whole she-bang into an entirely another level. Judging by the trailer, it looks beautifully shot, and it has an air of louche, liberal French hedonism to it, courtesy of director Anne Fontaine, who directed Coco Before Chanel. It looks perfectly cast, too. A pre-Diana Naomi Watts and Robin Wright both have the talent to burn, and assuredly, they probably wouldn’t have signed up for something MILF-porn based hoohaa, since the screenplay screams of class by one Christopher Hampton, who gave us Dangerous Liaisons and Atonement.
Now the question beckons – where are the fathers? Are they shagging each others’ daughters, too?