Friday, May 6, 2016

Mother's Day

Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson,
Jennifer Aniston, Timothy Olphant,
Jason Sudeikis

Cinema 4, Shang Cineplex

"Celebrate the one Day that
Connects us All."

My sister was in town for a short visit so we decided to treat our Mom to an early Mother's Day celeb. What better way than to watch a movie named "Mother's Day".

Veteran director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman) gathers an ensemble of big stars headed by Julia Roberts along with Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson among others to amuse us with a light comedy to honor Mothers.

Yet watching it, the word 'fluffy' kept entering my mind. Well not the soft, airy term to describe a rabbit but rather the superficial, lacking in substance kind of fluff. 

Sad to say, these big stars had to make do with a mediocre plot of intertwined stories which barely made any significant impact in our lives. While it is good to note that the film portrayed the diversity in the different kind of family so common nowadays in our society, it wasn't really funny that it chose to stereotype Asians and make racist jokes just to draw in some laughs.

Naturally,  one does not and should not expect an in-depth analysis about motherhood from this genre of film which followed the tone of previously released movies that 'exploited' commercialized holidays like "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve" ... for that kind of drama, one should opt for a film festival entry, no?

So although the film was lackluster, it was still a well spent two hours as it has been ages since we watched a movie at the cinema, together. Plus I was able to eat popcorn which is always a great thing, trust me!

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