05 Aug The Mother of All Holidays
Although Mother’s Day has already passed, we’re always celebrating moms here at FlixFling! From the talented director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman and Valentine’s Day), who unfortunately passed away last month, comes the star-studded film, Mother’s Day. I’ll assume you can guess what this one will be about just by reading the title. From the beginning, viewers get to know the ups and downs of four families with completely different narratives until they ironically intertwine. Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is a divorced mother of two who can’t seem to cope with her ex’s young new wife (Shay Mitchell). Eventually she bumps into a widower (Jason Sudeikis) who is also a father of two. Since his wife’s passing he had been feeling pretty depressed, while at the same time trying to step up as “mom”. He and Sandy hit it off once he finally realizes it’s ok to date again. Sandy’s best friend, Jesse (Kate Hudson) is married to an Indian man named Russell (Aasif Mandvi), but has failed to tell her racist Texan parents, Flo and Earl, for obvious reasons. Jesse’s sister Gabi (Sarah Chalke) is also hiding something from Mom and Dad: she’s married to her lesbian partner. When their parents unexpectedly show up and hear the news, their reactions are as hysterical as you would imagine. Miranda (Julia Roberts), the home shopping network guru, seems to appear on every character’s TV throughout the movie. Eventually her long lost daughter, Kristin (Britt Robertson), shows up to one of her book signings and introduces herself. Thankfully things go smoothly for the two of them and once they lay everything out on the table they find they’re more alike than they could have imagined. With all sorts of light-hearted jokes and family secrets popping up throughout Mother’s Day, this is a heart-warming comedy that the whole family could enjoy!
Watch Mother’s Day on FlixFling.
This guest blog was written by Breelyn Starrett.