A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.
A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.
The acerbic, hilarious Claire Bennett becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina's suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina's husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy.
Follows the lives of different mothers on Mother's Day. Sandy (Aniston) is happily divorced until she learns that her ex-husband eloped with a much younger woman. Now she must learn to deal with big changes in her life as her two boys now have a stepmom. Sisters Jesse (Hudson) and Gabi (Chalke) get an unexpected surprise from their mother, who is not happy to find out Gabi is a lesbian and Jesse is married to a man of color. Miranda (Roberts) has no kids and is focusing on her career. Kristin (Robertson) is enjoying life as a new mother but feels pressure from her boyfriend to get married. Bradley (Sudeikis) is trying hard to be the best parent for his two girls since their mom passed away last year, but he wants to pretend that Mother's Day doesn't exist.Written by
A look into the lives of several interconnected characters leading up to the titular holiday. Interior designer Sandy (Aniston) with two sons is divorced and dealing with conflicting emotions when her ex-husband marries a much younger woman; adoptee Kristin (Robertson) has a daughter with her longtime boyfriend but still struggles with the idea of marriage; gym owner Bradley (Sudeikis) is a widower of two girls but has yet to move on from the loss of his wife; free-spirited, happily married Jesse (Hudson) has a little boy but is distant from her own mother due to her controlling nature and deeply conservative views. The third and most unsatisfying entry of Garry Marshall's holiday-themed series is not very poignant or insightful, lacks real emotional resonance, and serves up jokes that continually fall flat. Much like Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve, it puts a group of high-profile actors together and gives them little to work with; a shame. *½
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