MOTHERLY LOVE: Julia Roberts and Britt Robertson in a scene from the movie Mother’s Day.
MOTHERLY LOVE: Julia Roberts and Britt Robertson in a scene from the movie Mother’s Day. Ron Batzdorff

Mother’s Day hits cinemas

IT'S the holiday that specifically focuses on treating mums and showing appreciation.

Now, director Garry Marshall gives viewers Mother's Day, which highlights the role of mothers in a warm and humorous way.

Mother's Day follows several families on mother's day weekend - a divorcee (Jennifer Aniston) who finds out her ex-husband (Timothy Olyphant) eloped with a very young woman; a widower (Jason Sudeikis) who can't let go; a broadcast shopping megastar (Julia Roberts) who favoured her career over a family; and a pair of siblings (Kate Hudson, Sarah Chalke) who lie about their life partners to their bigoted mother.

The focus of the film surrounds mum's but never does it feel like a heavy handed hallmark homage.

The plot points are subtle enough to evoke the different layers and subtleties of motherhood in varying degrees.

Plus each actress, for the most part, has the ability to make the role of mum her own.

Robertson's young mother character is far different than Margo Martindale's but both are mothers and that common thread ties them together.

There is something in this film for all age groups and it is a solid option for a mother daughter outing or a relaxed girls evening.

If you go into it with even the slightest open mind you will find the humour in all aspects of the comedy and material.

The cast work well together even with Jennifer Aniston being the same Jennifer Aniston.

The story lines are endearing and clever when needed and shine a light on mum's everywhere.

Info for this review was sourced from imdb.com.

 

SOMETHING FOR MUM:

What: Mother's Day

Where: Proserpine Entertainment Centre

When: Sunday, 2pm

Cost: Adults $13, concession $12, children $10

Bookings: 4945 2312


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