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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

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Scotty Landes
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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:

Ma See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,099,805, 2 June 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,739,995, 13 June 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,749,995, 16 June 2019
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene Erica (Juliette Lewis) mentions that she is having a John Hughes movie marathon. Lewis had a part in a movie written by John Hughes, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) where she played Audrey. See more »

Goofs

When Ma and Ben are sitting in the bar, the whiskey and diet Coke appear out of nowhere on their table. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: I'm not weak. I'm not my mother.
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References Carrie (1976) See more »

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Character and Performance Akin to Kathy Bates in Misery
12 June 2019 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

A group of partying teens seem to have struck illegal booze pay dirt when they get an older woman to buy alcohol for them. But wait there's more... she also offers up her basement for their illicit activities. Certainly they don't think it's all NSA (that would be "no strings attached" not the "National Security Agency"). Of course there were strings attached as they found out they couldn't get rid of this crazy woman.

Octavia Spencer delivers a performance that puts her close to Kathy Bates in Misery. She is certified nuts and, as much as she was the antagonist, it was hard to fully hate her. Her backstory had something to do with that but also just her. She was so pitiful and lonely that it was hard to rage at her for her psychotic behavior.

In another movie Ma (Octavia Spencer) would've been the star: an easygoing motherly type that lets teens experiment but also parts wisdom and guidance upon them to help them find their way. But this wasn't that type of movie though it could have been. Instead we got the psychopath version and I'm OK with that.


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