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Mother's Day (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Arguably well-intended yet thoroughly misguided, Mother's Day is the cinematic equivalent of a last-minute gift that only underscores its embarrassing lack of effort.

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"Mother's Day" is the latest star studded ensemble comedy from director Garry Marshall ("Pretty Woman," "Valentine's Day"). Bringing together Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts along with Jason Sudeikis, it's a celebration of mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day.

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Cast

Jon Lovitz
as Jackie Burn
Aasif Mandvi
as Russell
Owen Vaccaro
as Charlie
Jessi Case
as Rachell
Loni Love
as Kimberly
Nicolette Noble
as Girlfriend
Sean O'Bryan
as Guy Cop
Kate Linder
as Dog Walker Gigi
Tom Hines
as Comedy Club Announcer Brady
Patti Schellhaas
as Talent Show Parent
Brittany Belt
as Beth Anne
Wedil David
as Dog Walker Leah
Bethany Hartman
as Girl on Bike
Matthew Walker
as Randy The Clown
Jenifer Dillow
as Girl at Bar
Richard Molina
as Football Player
Donielle Artese
as Female Cop
Mikaela Gilden
as Wedding Photographer
Kevin Blake
as Jeffrey the Referee
Amanda Smith
as Hotel Guest
Genevieve Joy
as Comedian
Bricine Brown
as Groomsman
Stephen Dean
as Park Goer
Melissa Yu
as Dog Walker
Gabrielle Grimm
as Pizza Vendor
Mandy Oakes
as Soccer Player
Eric Elijah Rogers
as Peter's Friend
Brandi Lewis
as Soccer Player
Shara London
as Spronts Cashier
Rodney Luis Aquino
as Sprout's Shopper
Kevin Marshall Pinkney
as Husband with Flowers
Karah Britton
as Hotel Guest
Maiya Boyd
as Mikey's Friend
Jas Hardy
as Wedding DJ
Suzanne Haring
as Bella the Balloon Lady
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Critic Reviews for Mother's Day

All Critics (137) | Top Critics (32)

Even if stars Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson are mom's all-time favorites, don't subject her to this cloying, plotless dose of saccharine unless she's done you wrong.

December 30, 2016 | Full Review…

As flimsy and trite as a Hallmark card.

May 5, 2016 | Full Review…

Mother's Day might be trying to show how diverse and progressive it is in representing every kind of family, but it's a laugh track away from Three's Company levels of subterfuge.

May 2, 2016 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…

It's fine that the makeshift trilogy (please, let it only be a trilogy) is a simple-minded ode to love meant to send everyone home happy. So why doesn't it actually send anyone home happy?

April 30, 2016 | Full Review…

It does inspire the kind of holy terror that you feel all the way down to your bones, or the revolted tingling that strikes one at a karaoke performance gone tragically wrong.

April 29, 2016 | Full Review…

"Mother's Day" is a total mess, but what's truly offensive is that they didn't even try to make this cynical, post-Sunday brunch cash grab even remotely watchable. Your mom deserves so much better this Mother's Day.

April 29, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mother's Day

This was not as bad as I thought it would be. Comfortable predictable yet still enjoyable to watch.

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

Super Reviewer

I heard horrible reviews for this, but honestly it's not that bad. When you go into a movie called Mothers Day, released Mother's Day week, you really shouldn't be too shocked about what you get. I hate cloying in a movie, and luckily this one only falls into that a few times. The racism from the older parents towards their daughters Indian husband had me cringing more really. It's not a movie I will be watching over and over. It is pretty disposable as movies go with the expected amount of predictability. But for a movie to take my mother to on Mother's Day, which she very much enjoyed, I give it three stars.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

A mother's ruin of an ensemble comedy, this cash-in on the most popular of greeting card holidays becomes a day that will live in infamy thanks to its Raspberry-worthy script and ability to kick A-List movie stars down the ladder toward TV Movie-of-the-Week-dom. Having pushed Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve to undeserved box office heights, audiences get just desserts in the form of Mother's Day, a comedy that overall makes a great argument for remaining childless if only because you wouldn't be subjected to the characters otherwise. Their plotlines - one follows Jennifer Aniston as a divorced mother having to share her kids with her ex-husband's young new wife, another details Kate Hudson's calamity when her bigoted parents meet her Indian husband, another sees Jason Sudekis' grieving widower trying to move on with life, and the last presents married-to-her-career Julia Roberts as a home shopping network pitchwoman - eventually intersect, but this coming together is more like a collision of bad taste. All of the lines, jokes, and hackneyed situations seem culled from a sitcom...not a good one either. In this PG-13-rated dramedy, three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day. Beset with a clown wig apparently intended for Moe Howard, Julia Roberts looked better in Dying Young, lying in wait for a painful and slow early death. Fresh some giving a spirited dramatic turn in Race, Sudekis looks and sounds about as much as an ex-Marine D.I. as Mickey Rooney does a Japanese man in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Director Garry Marshall once gave us Pretty Woman but now gives us Pretty Awful, an embarrassing coming together of marquee names apparently about to slide down into oblivion. As with all Marshall flicks, Héctor Elizondo predictably shows up to give sage advice, but more valuable words of wisdom would have been in telling moviegoers to "run away fast and far from this garbage." Bottom line: Tough Mutter

Jeff Boam
Jeff Boam

Super Reviewer

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