MOTHER’S DAY (2016) Review
Directed by Gary Marshall
From Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, director Gary Marshall doesn’t seem to want to stop from making holiday-themed movies. Mother’s Day is almost the same except there are not more than ten big actors in the film which is a good thing.
With Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudekis, Mother’s Day is a pleasant watch. A decent past time especially to those who likes chic flicks. But it’s still thinly-written and its intentions are a bit off. Its engaging moments are fleeting as though sequences are thought as per idea that even though the stories are interconnected, you’ll find no satisfaction in each character’s journey.
Each characters have their own predicament, one that all leads to the eventful Mother’s Day, most of it are petty but we do have a different view on our mothers and families in general. The film is like a game, whoever gets to solve their problems can enjoy Mother’s Day which is kind of ridiculous. Yes, the actors are great in their roles but it clearly doesn’t want to say anything as a film, as for the mothers or the women.
Maybe be Gary Marshall should just do movies with less than 2 characters. Maybe he should just produce in the future? Maybe have his films say something to its audience, have a greater substance that the people will not just enjoy but will also bring something with them after leaving the cinemas.
2 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Mother’s Day” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Octoarts Films International. Rated PG by the MTRCB.