Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mothers Day Movie Review 202

Mothers Day is a 2010 remake of the 1980 movie of the same name.It is a very very loose remake. It stars Rebecca De Mornay and Jaime King. It is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.

The story begins with a child being snatched from a hospital. Then it cuts to present day with a robbery gone wrong. The three scumbags come upon a house in the middle of nowhere. It turns out that it was their mothers house and they want to hide out there. Unfortunately, the house has been sold and there are a couple living there now. Beth(King) and husband Daniel(Frank Grillo) are there along with their friends. When Daniel and Beth wander upstairs they discover the crooks and get captured. The criminals ask them why they are in their mom's house but Daniel explains that they bought it fair and square. As one of the crims is injured, Beth tells them that there is a doctor in the house called George(Shawn Ashmore). He is brought up to help the youngest scumbag Johnny(Matt O' Leary). The other two are called Ike(Patrick John Flueger) and Addley(Warren Kole).

They take everyone hostage etc and the usual violence ensues. Then they call their mother and she arrives. Mother is well dressed, well spoken woman who seems to love violence too. She makes smart comments and takes delight in helping her scumbag children to murder people. You can see where this  movie is going...It comes to the conclusion where the Addley and Ike are killed and Johnny escapes with Mother and the weird daughter who came along for the ride. So, the movie ends with mother stealing Beth's new baby. Oh ya, Beth was pregnant and the mother knew about it...Hmm. I didn't think that this movie was good at all. I disliked the characters and I had no interest in what happened to them. The criminals were one dimensional and mother was just silly. If you have seen the original movie, then this is pretty different from that story. I didn't like it at all. It gets a paltry 2/10.


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