Mother's Day

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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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Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is a stressed-out, single mom who learns that her ex-husband is marrying a younger woman. Her friend Jesse (Kate Hudson) is a fitness freak who doesn't tell her parents that she has a family. Bradley is a widower (Jason Sudeikis) who's trying to raise two daughters on his own, while Miranda (Julia Roberts) is too busy with her career to worry about having children. When their respective problems start coming to a head, the Mother's Day holiday takes on a special meaning.

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  • Jul 23, 2016
    This was not as bad as I thought it would be. Comfortable predictable yet still enjoyable to watch.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • May 08, 2016
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • May 02, 2016
    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 B Super Reviewer

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