'night, Mother is a 1986 American drama film written by Marsha Norman. The film, which stars Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft, is based on Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. It was entered into the 37th Berlin International Film Festival.
Jessie is a middle aged woman living with her mother, Thelma. One night, she calmly tells Thelma that by morning she will be dead, as she plans to commit suicide that very evening (she makes this revelation all while nonchalantly organizing household items and preparing to do her mother's nails).
The film between Jessie and Thelma slowly reveals her reasons for her decision and her life together and how thoroughly she has planned her own death, culminating in a disturbing yet unavoidable climax.
The film was given its first-ever U.S. DVD release by Universal Studios on August 3, 2010.