Review: Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 118 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 29-APR-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5

Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.

Overall Review: Mother’s Day is the latest star-studded ensemble comedy from director Garry Marshall (‘Pretty Woman,’ ‘Valentine’s Day’) bringing together Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts along with Jason Sudeikisis. Film bets on women dealing with motherhood and affections. The plot is more or less same: romantic comedy with dramatic overtones populated by stereotypical beings with few funny situations. The pace of the movie was haphazard and there was no flow. Film has so much star power but not enough of a story or original script to make “Mother’s Day” a movie where they could shine, or be remembered. Still, for a fair amount of the time, “Mother’s Day” actually does what it sets out to do. It just can’t sustain it for its entire running time.

Performance & Technical Review: The filmmakers’ smartest move was putting Jennifer Aniston at the center of the action. Julia Roberts has screen time here in a thankless role as an HSN host. It was clear that she is doing a favor for Garry Marshall who is an old friend and collaborator. Rest of the cast, they all were wasted. No good Music OR Cinematography. Direction was haphazard.

PDF Verdict: A predictable ROMCOM that falls short in all fronts. If you do not have anything else to do on Mother’s Day, you can give it a try.

Ratings: 2.5 on 5
Performance: 3 on 5
Script: 2 on 5
Screenplay: 2 on 5
Music / Background Score: 2 on 5

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