Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mother's Day movie filled with cliches and estrogen

Movie Title:      Mother’s Day
Grade:   C

Rating:   PG-13, 1 hour 58 minutes

In a Nutshell:    Full of sappy clichés, but if you have estrogen, you might still cry. The movie showcases all kinds of mothers.  

Mother’s Day can be a very difficult day for many mothers and this film shows that very well.

Is director Garry Marshall going to make a Father's Day movie?  Would anyone see it?

Uplifting theme: 
  • You better do something nice for your mother on Mother’s Day!  Just kidding…the film didn’t really preach that.  I’m just sayin…
  • Mothers come in all forms.  Whatever shape or size, season or situation, motherhood is a sacrifice and act of love like no other.

Things I liked:
  • The cast is full of big names: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Garner, Jon Lovitz, Britt  Robertson, and more.
  • Kate Hudson is gorgeous and in amazing shape.   Have you seen her newest business venture?  She co-founded Fabletics, a lifestyle athletic wear brand and store.  One of her stores just opened up near me.  I'd buy everything in the store if it would make me look like her.
  • Sandy and Bradley meet in Sprouts Farmers Market store.  Have you ever been there? 
  • The movie features a cute song by Meghan Trainer appropriately entitled “Mom”.
  • There are some cute outtakes during the rolling credits at the end.

Things I didn’t like:
  • What town on earth has a Mother’s Day parade?
  • It’s hard to feel sorry for these beautiful women with hard bodies and beautiful houses.
  • Margo Martindale is always delightful, but in this movie she plays a truly insensitive, judgmental mother.
  • The situations and lines are painfully contrived and predictable.

Funny lines:
  •  “There’s no texting in soccer.” – Bradley (Jason Sudeikis)
  • “You don’t go into marriage thinking you’ll get a divorce, but life happens, and when it does…you get more closet space.” – Sandy (Jennifer Aniston)
  • “A pox on your whistle!” – Bradley's daughter
  • “His eyes have cataracts.  Mine have hope.” – comedienne in bar 
  • “And I put on a bra for this?” – Flo (Margo Martindale)
  • “I don’t get that joke, but it sounds racist…and funny.” – Sonia (Anoush Nevart)
  • “You look just like me…in the summer time.” -  Flo to her little brown grandson.

  • Tips for parents:   
  • 1 F-bomb.
  • Most kids will be fairly bored.
  • Pre-marital sex, two lesbians, some racist jokes.
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