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Based on ''Mother's Day'' written by Charles Kaufman and Warren Leight, screenstory and screenplay by Scott Milam and Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, MOTHER'S DAY also stars Jaime King, Briana Evigan, Patrick Flueger, Deborah Ann Woll, Matt O' Leary, Jessie Rusu, Frank Grillo, Warren Kole, and Shawn Ashmore.
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In this totally enjoyable suspenser, you're given a gallery of some of the meanest villians to be seen on the screen in years--led by the deliciously evil Rebecca De Mornay.
We watch and cringe as this version of Ma Barker and her family torture a group of "goodies" with such obvious enjoyment that your cringes turn into gasps.
There are no heroes in this fun entertainment directed by Daron Lynn Bousman. The captured men and women do everything wrong. They're given chances to escape but fail to do so. We never know who will be killed or tortured next.
You sit on the edge of your seat awaiting the next burst of unexpected violence and it comes out of nowhere.
"Mother" is an especially fascinating portrait of evil since the actress appears to be a well-groomed matron or executive from Wall Street. With her perfectly coiffed hair, pearls, business attire, her wickedness shocks.
She can merely nod at one of her psycho sons in the direction of one of the good people who've displeased her, and we watch the poor woman have her hair set on fire--or watch in horror as an innocent man is scalded with boiling water.
This movie has first-rate production values, camerawork, editing, and great stunt work from a small army of hearty souls.
I kept seeing Rebecca De Mornay as Margaret White--the whacko mother of Carrie White in the horror classic, CARRIE.
In this movie, our mother is as slinky and deadly as a Queen Cobra.
They managed to keep the story somewhat in tact such as keeping the main characters names the same they even mentioned Queenie a few times.
This time around they added a daughter played by the beautiful Deborah Ann Woll who also plays Jessica on True Blood' Her character is confused and timid and more emotionally vulnerable than her brothers Ike Addley and Johnny.They added some Family drama and treachery to the victims as well which played perfectly into the plot of this story.
Rebecca DeMornay was amazing as Mother and spoke a few lines that were a direct homage to The Hand That Rocks The Cradle such as 'You cant take care of your child ,you can't even keep your man'.The acting was good overall and it was a non stop bloody thrill ride.
It wasn't a splatterfest like I had heard but it is certainly violent and there are some very graphic scenes and a couple of splatters.
There was one death scene in particular that stayed very true to the original. I'm speaking of the drain cleaner and television set...I have no clue why this wasn't in theaters because I can envision people in the audience rooting for the hero or heroine or heroes or heroines to do to Mother what The Herione did to DeMornay's Character, Peyton Flanders in The hand That Rocks The Cradle.It's the best movie of this type I have seen in quite awhile.
I bought the Blu ray and am watching it again today.
Guess What? This film delivers it all. Action, horror, drama, suspense, gore, torture, plot twists - all of the highest pedigree. This film is a good example of when remakes work. The original was very violent and crazy in that 80's way, but it was not suspensful and was predictable (by 1983 the formula was well established). The new version of Mother's Day is very well written. Mother, Ike, & Addley are all present, along with two younger new siblings (one of whom you will recognize from a certain sultry show), as well as nods to Queenie a few times. :)
I will say, I thought I had seen it all (and I pretty much have), but its nice to occasionally have a film that has all the right elements come together. By the end of this movie, I was on the edge of my seat and thats what a well crafted horror film should do.
Recommended for all horror fans. I will never think of a pool ball the same way again...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Too much violence and blood in this movie. It is very intense. I would not recommend.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
It is a great movie. Love it& so did my whole family kids are gone hahaha but that should make another one and movie came on time and wesjust in time for family nitePublished 13 days ago by Howard Singletary
I haven't seen the original Mother's Day, so I can't comment on differences between this remake and the original movie. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark C. Jones
Chilling-scary movie --Rebecca DeMornay can still pull if off!!!Published 3 months ago by Diane Allison
Passable; barely...Ms Demornay needs to return to acting schoolPublished 5 months ago by Hans Christian Gruber
Typical killing nonsense. I must of been asleep when I mad this purchased.Published 6 months ago by Tony
I am a fan of Charles Kaufman's original 1980 classic Mother's day and as a result I can't help but to compare the 2012 version. Read morePublished 6 months ago by DIVINESENT