Mother’s Day The Movie

Malory Gross, Managing Editor

On April 29, 2016, Mother’s Day, directed by Garry Marshall, was released in theaters. This movie follows the lives of different mother’s on Mother’s Day. Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is a divorced single mom who is dealing through the new changes to her life now that her two boys have a stepmom.

Sisters Jessie and Gabi (Kate Hudson and Sarah Chalke) are surprised to see their parents who are, in turn, astonished to find that Gabi is a lesbian and that Jesse married a man of color. Miranda (Julia Roberts) doesn’t have any kids and is focusing on her career. Bradley is trying to be the best for his two girls after his wife’s death one year ago and is trying to not focus on the holiday.

In my opinion, Garry Marshall is an outstanding director. In the past he has directed movies such as Pretty Woman, A League of Your Own, Never Been Kissed, and The Princess Diaries series. His newly released movie, Mother’s Day, although very emotional, comical, and fun loving, doesn’t do him justice compared to other works he has created. It deserves a rating of 6/10.