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Ma (2019)

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A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.

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Tate Taylor

Writer:

Scotty Landes
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Oh 'Ma' God: Octavia Spencer's Killer O.M.G. Moments

From torture to face stitching: Ma has it all! Octavia Spencer, her co-stars, and director Tate Taylor break down how they translated the script's shocking moments to the screen.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Octavia Spencer ... Sue Ann
Diana Silvers ... Maggie
Juliette Lewis ... Erica
McKaley Miller ... Haley
Corey Fogelmanis ... Andy
Gianni Paolo ... Chaz
Dante Brown ... Darrell
Tanyell Waivers ... Genie
Dominic Burgess ... Stu
Heather Marie Pate ... Ashley
Tate Taylor ... Officer Grainger
Luke Evans ... Ben
Margaret Fegan ... Stephanie
Missi Pyle ... Mercedes
Allison Janney ... Doctor Brooks
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Storyline

In this new psychological horror-thriller from Tate Taylor and Blumhouse, a lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their crazy host.

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent/disturbing material, language throughout, sexual content, and for teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,099,805, 2 June 2019

Gross USA:

$45,373,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,473,120
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Sue Ann was originally written for a white actress. Tate Taylor modified the script to better suit an African-American woman after he showed the script to Octavia Spencer and she expressed interest in playing the role. The pair had previously collaborated on "The Help." See more »

Goofs

When Maggie steps out of the house to check on her dog, she is wearing the earrings that had already been stolen by Ma several days before (although they're missing again in the next shot.) See more »

Quotes

Sue Ann: [mowing down Mercedes] FUCKING CUNT
Sue Ann: [muttering as she walks away from Erica] I got rid of Mercedes for you... ungrateful bitch
Sue Ann: [sewing up Ashley's mouth] This ought shut you up
Sue Ann: [to Erica] I thought we had a connection
Sue Ann: [from the trailer] Some people just fit right in
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References Misery (1990) See more »

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An Okay Suspense Thriller Elevated By A Terrific Performance By Octavia Spencer
31 May 2019 | by Deadpool2016See all my reviews

PROS:

Octavia Spencer's Fantastic Performance

Great Supporting Cast

Tate Taylor Strong Directing

You Actually Sympathy For Ma

Moments Of Dark Humor

The Final Act Is Weird And Suspensful

CONS:

Some Missed Opportunities

Some Characters Make Dumb Decisions

It's Very Tamed For A Rated R

Some Pacing Issues

Allison Janney Is Given A Thankless Role (She's Almost Like An Extra)


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