Martha Baring

February 03, 2011


In Hush (1998), psychotic Martha Baring, played by Jessica Lange, is hellbent on dissolving the marriage of her son. Of course, it sounds familiar. This is a Jennifer Lopez movie with Jane Fonda in it

But Hush is no romantic comedy, at least in design. If you take this thriller seriously, you swear you could see an undercurrent of Oedipus in it. After all, not even a mother could resist a handsome son played by 90s hunk Johnathon Schaech, could she? Those abs, buns and guns should be motives enough to get murderously green-eyed about his wife Helen, played by Gwyneth Paltrow in her 90s glory. Anarchy ensues, involving cakes, babies, and horse medicines.


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