A Reel Life film section
Issue: Summer 2015-6
Mother's Day (2016) movie review
This film follows the very different relationships between mothers and their children. MOTHER'S DAY intertwines poignant tales of parenthood which include a mother's attempts to share parenting roles with her ex-husband (and his much younger partner), a daughter who is desperate to find and build a relationship with her absentee birth mum, a father struggling to fill the hole in his children's lives after the tragic loss of his wife and an adult daughter with children of her own finding it difficult to reconnect with her parents.
Mother's Day is brought to us by Garry Marshall. A director, and actor, known for his comedic talents. This film is the little anthologies type of film, several small stories in one vehicle. And let's use the term vehicle, because this is a paint-by-numbers film. Different relationships are ticked off in the stories, we have name actors like Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson, we have functional scripts, but the whole is all too obviously a blatantly commercial attack on the what-shall-we-do-with-Mum market.
See it, don't see it. Your life won't be affected either way.
by Ali Kayn
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Just the facts:
Title: Mother's Day (2016)
The Players: Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson
For more information about this movie, check out the internet movie database (IMDb).
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