Mother’s Day

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Gary Marshall directs his third film with a holiday in the title and an all star cast in the comedy, drama, Mother’s Day. It’s not unexpected that this film begins with plot number one, a divorced mother named Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) walking around in a towel. (Blindness definitely not a blessing this time.) Sandy has two boys and her Mother’s Day week goes down the drain when she finds out her ex-husband Henry (Timothy Olyphant) just married a much younger woman. In plot number two, Jesse’s (Kate Hudson) mother and father surprise her on Mother’s day weekend not knowing she is married to an Indian doctor and raising their son. They also don’t know Jesse’s sister lives next door with her same sex wife. (Yes, their mother receives a double surprise.) In the third plot and my favorite, Bradley (Jason Sudeikis) is a father with two daughters and has to face Mothers Day without his wife who died while serving in the Marines. (This was the best and most emotional sub-plot.) In the fourth and final plot, Miranda (Julia Roberts) sells mood rings and other jewelry on the Home Shopping Network and she is trying to reconnect with the daughter she gave up for adoption as a baby. Several of these families meet up with their mothers both together and separately for Mothers Day which provides plenty of drama. Gary Marshall pulls together an ensemble cast to creatively connect these stories together. (It kind of felt like a sitcom.) Okay, I’m going to jump right in and say the acting isn’t top notch and the script leaves a lot to be desired, but I don’t care because I was entertained and that’s what movies are supposed to do. This is a heartwarming film and even though I may not take my mom to see Mothers Day, I will definitely send her a ticket to enjoy the movie. Since I’m such a good son I’ll send extra money for popcorn and a drink and I’m giving this one a C rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.