Movie Review: ‘Blush’

Review by Lisa Payne

Cathy (Wendi McLendon-Covey) has the typical family where her 13-year old daughter, Tara (Kate Alberts) is growing up too fast, and her husband, Matthew (Steve Little) is probably having an affair. She tries to remain relevant volunteering, as she lost her separate identity when she got married and had Tara.

Cathy goes to her sister, Gail’s (Catherine Curtain) to catsit the meanest moggie on the planet. She then becomes entangled with the neighbors – mom, Gemma (Christine Wood), dad, and teenaged son, Xander (Max Burkholder) who develops a crush on Cathy.

Needless to say, there are some shenanigans, and emotions to be worked through.

Cathy is liberated and at the same time imprisoned by this dysfunctional family. As Xander’s feelings for Cathy grow, he threatens to disturb her life by encroaching on her family.

McLendon-Covey’s performance is what Blush hangs on, and she does a stellar job managing the separate strands of her life whilst inwardly wondering WTF is going on and how can I get out of this intact.

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