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Mother's Day (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 April 2016 (USA)
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Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day.

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Garry Marshall

Writers:

Anya Kochoff (screenplay) (as Anya Kochoff Romano), Matthew Walker (screenplay) (as Matt Walker) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Aniston ... Sandy
Timothy Olyphant ... Henry
Shay Mitchell ... Tina
Caleb Brown ... Mikey
Brandon Spink ... Peter (as Brandon Shane Spink)
Sam Marshall Sam Marshall ... Peter's Friend Sam
Siena LaGambina Siena LaGambina ... Paige
Joseph Leo Bwarie Joseph Leo Bwarie ... Principal Bobby Lee
Matthew Walker Matthew Walker ... Randy the Clown
Suzanne Haring ... Bella the Balloon Lady
Marty Nadler Marty Nadler ... Petting Zoo Man
Rob Nagle ... Hotel Bellman
Lily Marshall-Fricker Lily Marshall-Fricker ... Party Kid
Ethan Marshall Ethan Marshall ... Party Kid
Emma Marshall Emma Marshall ... Party Kid
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Storyline

Follows the lives of different mothers on Mother's Day. Sandy (Aniston) is happily divorced until she learns that her ex-husband eloped with a much younger woman. Now she must learn to deal with big changes in her life as her two boys now have a stepmom. Sisters Jesse (Hudson) and Gabi (Chalke) get an unexpected surprise from their mother, who is not happy to find out Gabi is a lesbian and Jesse is married to a man of color. Miranda (Roberts) has no kids and is focusing on her career. Kristin (Robertson) is enjoying life as a new mother but feels pressure from her boyfriend to get married. Bradley (Sudeikis) is trying hard to be the best parent for his two girls since their mom passed away last year, but he wants to pretend that Mother's Day doesn't exist. Written by clancy98-101-791445

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Come celebrate the mother of all holidays See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,369,184, 1 May 2016

Gross USA:

$32,492,859

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,782,670
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When comedians perform at the comedy club, Billy Crystal's name is written on the wall where Jon Lovitz is sitting. See more »

Goofs

Miranda says she was 16 years old when she gave birth to Kristin, so their age difference should be 16 years. Character ages are not specified in the film, but Julia Roberts is 23 years older than Britt Robertson, which is almost a 50% discrepancy. It's common for an actor's age not to match his/her character's age. Sometimes actors are younger that the actors playing their characters' children. See more »

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Kristin: I have abandonment issues!
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Crazy Credits

Hector Elizondo, who has appeared in every single Garry Marshall film, is credited: And As Always, Hector Elizondo See more »

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References Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) See more »

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In Memoriam: Garry Marshall
7 August 2016 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Garry Marshall died this year after a very long career of feel goo films he wrote, directed, acted in, produced – and sometimes all simultaneously, both on television (The Odd Couple, Mork and Mindy, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley) and in movies (Beaches, Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, The Other Sister, The Princess Diaries, Valentine's Day, New year's Eve, etc). He often worked with the same actors – a trusted bond of friendship. While MOTHER'S DAY my not be one of his best films, it completes his trilogy of holiday films and brings the usual warmth and keen observation of interpersonal relationships to play from a richly popular cast of fine actors.

Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day. Sandy (Jennifer Anniston), a divorcée who has two sons who tries to co-parent with her ex (Timothy Olyphant). But when her ex remarries a girl half her age (Shay Mitchell), she freaks out because she's spending time with her sons and doing things with them that she usually does. Her friend, Jesse (Kate Hudson) is surprised by her parents (Margo Martindale and Robert Pine) who show up unannounced and they discover who Jesse's Indian husband (Aasif Mandvi) is and he learns that she didn't tell them about him which prompts him to leave, And they also learn whom their other daughter Gabi (Sarah Chalke) Is married to Max (Cameron Esposito) in a lesbian marriage. Kristin (Britt Robertson) is a girl who has a boyfriend Zach (Jack Whitehall) and a child but her boyfriend wants them to go to the next level, marriage but she has unresolved issues which keeps her from taking the plunge and her boyfriend is uncertain how long he can wait. Things change a bit when Kristin discovers who her birth mother is…. Bradley (Jason Sudeikis) is a widower with two daughters, one of whom is a teenager and Bradley finds it hard to accept her new interests like boys and he still misses his wife. It all comes together at Mother's Day – time heals all things.

Also in the cast are Julia Roberts, Hector Elizondo, Anoush NeVart, Jennifer Garner, Jon Lovitz – and many others in small but significant cameos.

Watch for the pleasure of seeing fine actors get a little silly and for the pleasure Garry Marshall brought to the entertainment industry.


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