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Ma (2019)

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A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.

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Tate Taylor

Writer:

Scotty Landes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Octavia Spencer ... Sue Ann
Diana Silvers ... Maggie
Juliette Lewis ... Erica
McKaley Miller ... Haley
Corey Fogelmanis ... Andy
Gianni Paolo ... Chaz
Dante Brown ... Darrell
Tanyell Waivers ... Genie
Dominic Burgess ... Stu
Heather Marie Pate ... Ashley
Tate Taylor ... Officer Grainger
Luke Evans ... Ben
Margaret Fegan ... Stephanie
Missi Pyle ... Mercedes
Allison Janney ... Doctor Brooks
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Storyline

In this new psychological horror-thriller from Tate Taylor and Blumhouse, a lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their crazy host.

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent/disturbing material, language throughout, sexual content, and for teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ma See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,099,805, 2 June 2019

Gross USA:

$45,373,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,582,764
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Tate Taylor directed Luke Evans and Allison Janney in The Girl on the Train (2016). See more »

Goofs

After Ma talks to Genie (after Maggie and Haley sneaks into Ma's house), she engages the lock on the fence and you can see it is easy to disengage the lock from inside. There is no real reason to install a fence when the lock is not a factor at all. See more »

Quotes

Haley: Hey, wanna get some pizza tonight?
Darrell: Hell yeah! I got nine bucks, bitch!
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Connections

References Carrie (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Get It Kickin'
Written by Raphael Lake, Aaron Levy, and Royal Baggs
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Just doesn't feel like a horror movie

The whole film is kind of unconvincing. It's quite far-fetched and doesn't manage to successfully scare you or make you jump. I give it 6/10 stars at most, because the film holds itself together (just about!). It's clearly aimed at teenagers, and that means that the content and the comedic aspects are just not of high quality. The films spends too much time saying "hey let's drink at parties" and not enough time saying "hang on a minute, this woman is a psycho that wants to kill us all".


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