Film Review: Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Shay Mitchell, Britt Robertson & Timothy Olyphant opens in theaters April 29. Check out our rave review of the film below and be sure to grab your mom and hit the theaters tomorrow!

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MOTHER’S DAY
In Theaters April 29th

“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, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Shay Mitchell, Britt Robertson & Timothy Olyphant, 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.

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Shay Mitchell, Britt Robertson, Timothy Olyphant, Hector Elizondo, Jack Whitehall
Director: Garry Marshall
Story By: Lily Hollander and Matt Walker & Tom Hines & Garry Marshall
Screenplay By: Anya Kochoff and Matt Walker & Tom Hines
Producers: Mike Karz, Wayne Rice, Daniel Diamond, Brandt Andersen, Howard Burd, Mark DiSalle
Executive Producers: Kevin Frakes, Ankur Rungta, Matthew Hooper, Jared D. Underwood, Danny Mandel, Rodger May, Fred Grimm, Bill Heavener, Scott Lipsky, Leon Corcos, Deborah E. Hause, William Bindley

Genre: Comedy
Running Time: TBD
MPAA Rating: PG:13 for language and some suggestive language
Distributor: Open Road Films

From the same director that brought us Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, comes what’s sure to be another hit with Mother’s Day. Similar to its predecessors, Mother’s Day focuses on multiple character’s stories throughout the course of the film. What’s different this time around is the central focus on family – both the one you’re born into and the one you create for yourself. I loved this shift in focus and thought it really brought out something unique that the other two didn’t fully touch on. 

It is also raw and full of emotion, and to my surprise a real tear jerker in some of the more intense moments. There were moments of joy, moments of pain, moments of confusion, moments of clarity… a whole plethora of feelings from start to finish that kept me invested through its duration.

The cast performances were also spot on and I thought every actor/ actress fit very naturally in their role. Jennifer Aniston in particular stood out to me as the selfless mother who is always doing so much for everyone else, but never quite receives the same back from the world. I thought I would dislike Shay Mitchell’s character from the previews I’d seen, but was pleasantly surprised that her character wasn’t presented that way. Mitchell did a fantastic job and looked effortless in the role of Tina.

I highly recommend this film! And while you’re at it, take your mom with you. I’m sure she’ll love it too.

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