Mother’s Day might be gone for another year here in UK but In USA it’s May and is the basis of Garry Mashall’s latest film Mother’s Day. In the first UK trailer we’re promised ‘the mother of all comedies’ but what man blew another man’s whistle?
From the director who brought us Pretty Woman, we get the third film of the Holiday Trilogy (Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve the other two) and a lesson why he is the king of mind devouring rom-com fun
There are only a few days left before Mother’s Day, as several families have to come to terms with how they’ll be spending the big day. Whether it’s dealing with a new love, a lost love, or no love at all, this Mother’s Day will prove to be one for the romantic comedy ages – and one to be remembered by audiences for decades to come. Sweet, complex, funny and moving – just like moms across the world.
As ever Marshall’s films cast are packed by well known stars, many from his previous films, many you will expect to see in this type of film.Yes Rom-com sub-genre might be seen as a more female centric film however add Princess Bride, Pretty Woman, Happy Days, The Odd Couple as part of his CV he certainly knows how to deliver. ‘Mother of all comedies’ might be an overstatement by some, just think it as a pun towards the film been based around the celebration. It’s the most important job in the world and one us kids should celebrate that with those important people in our lives.
Like the other 2 films of this trilogy this is a film with several stories going on around the basis of the big day. The one problem as was the same for the holiday trilogy films the stories sometimes feel disconnected, feeling all over the place preventing things to gel. This is one of those films no matter how much negative criticism it will receive it will be loved by Rom-com fans for it’s pure escapism and from the King of the sub-genre!
Mother’s Day is set to be released in UK&Ireland from 10th June. Film starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Britt Robertson, Sarah Chalke, Shay Mitchell, Jon Lovitz, Aasif Mandvi, Timothy Olyphant and Margo Martindale, leaving room for some unexpected cameos too!