A 27-year-old black London optometrist decides to seek out the woman who gave her up for adoption after she was born. The search leads to a surprising discovery: her mother is a white factory worker living in the city's grimy East End. Their emotional first meeting is just the beginning of a series of family crises in writer/director Mike Leigh's moving comedy/drama. Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Timothy Spall star. 142 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); interviews; theatrical trailer.