Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Mother's Day

If you liked New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day, you will probably like Mother's Day too. If not, you might as well stop reading now. Garry Marshall is back in the director's chair for this two-hour comedy/drama, which weaves several sub-plots together exploring themes of motherhood. Julia Roberts and Hector Elizondo again team up for one story about a career-driven woman who never had children, while Jennifer Aniston and Timothy Olyphant play a divorced couple trying to navigate a change in their dynamic when he remarries and the woman becomes the stepmother to their two children. Meanwhile, Britt Robertson's character has cold feet about marrying the father of her child and Jason Sudeikis plays a father raising two daughters after the death of their mother. Finally, two sisters, played by Kate Hudson and Sarah Chalke, are avoiding their judgmental parents who will never accept their respective partners. There are some sentimental and funny moments, but there is nothing really exceptional about Mother's Day. Still, if you like these types of films, Mother's Day might be worth seeing with your own mum or a group of female friends.


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