Three brothers on the run from the law head for home, only to discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. Mother ingeniously orchestrates her sons' escape, teaching the house's new owners and their guests a few lessons along the way.Written by
When Ike (Patrick John Flueger) takes Beth (Jaime King) to the ATM, you can see the name is Wichita Bank. The film was inspired by a real crime that happened in Wichita, Kansas. Two brothers broke into a home, only to be surprised by the owner, his girlfriend, and their friends. The brothers robbed, raped, and tortured the victims, before murdering all, except one. See more »
At the end as Johnny, Lydia and mother drive away in the RV with the baby, as it pans down to show mother holding the baby, an unidentified woman's dark brown hair can be seen in the lower left corner of the screen. See more »
Written by Tim Pagnotta, Tyler Glenn, Chris Allen, Branden Campbell and Elaine Bradley
Performed by Neon Trees See more »
Though entertaining, a nonsensical plot leaves you underwhelmed
Rebecca De Mornay is always a great villain in every capacity and this is no different. Her performance is fantastic and generally keeps the film from falling. The rest of the cast do an adequate job, but it is De Mornay who keeps the tension high and makes sure the thrills come fast.
The film is shot nicely, just enough gore and violence to keep you wincing, but not too much that the film is driven by it. The script though nothing special gives the villains of the piece something to play with. The victims however seem to fall at this hurdle speaking the same lines you expect to hear from this type of film. Jaime King is the biggest disappointment, her performance is flat and her characters motives are idiotic.
The plot is the biggest problem here, the holes in the plot can be seen from space and characters just don't mesh into the story properly. Despite an intriguing premise and knock out lead antagonist, Mother's Day falls in with a lot of sub-standard mainstream horror/thriller's of the moment.
I enjoyed the film a lot, but the plot holes unfortunately left me feeling underwhelmed. I spent more of film tutting at it than sitting back and enjoying it. And I'm pretty sure the intention of the film wasn't for me to be rooting for the "bad" guys at the end.
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