Director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman and Valentine's Day) releases another hokey holiday film that’s as flimsy as a Hallmark card.
Mother’s Day, Marshall’s latest film, is not a tribute to mother’s. Instead, it’s an insult to everyone and their time. This star-studded failure (Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson and Timothy Olyphant) is filled with candy eyed nonsense that sticks with you longer than it should. Garry Marshall has never been a strong director and his track record shows … Pretty Woman, Exit to Eden, Dear God, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries, Georgia Rule, Valentine's Day, New Year’s Eve and now Mother’s Day.
With the exception of Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, every other film Marshall has made has been rather flimsy and shallow. These films don’t deserve a theatrical release, more like a Direct-to-Video and or Lifetime Movies release. Yes, they’re that bad. Mother’s Day is the cinematic equivalent of last-minute gift wrapping, poorly executed. His films lack effort and heart. They always have and always will. Please, Marshall don’t ruin anymore holidays. As masterful Paul McCartney once wrote and sang, “Let It Be.” No three words could be more true with Marshall's career.
Mother's Day is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned). For language and some suggestive material.