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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.

Director:

Tate Taylor

Writer:

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

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

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Octavia Spencer and Allison Janney previously co-starred in The Help (2011). See more »

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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

Erica: [From trailer] What kind of mother parties with high schoolers?
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Performed by Earth Wind & Fire (as Earth, Wind & Fire)
Written by Allee Willis, Maurice White and Al McKay
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Entertaining but gets tired soon
1 December 2019 | by borgolariciSee all my reviews

The concept is gold: maladjusted adult tries to live her unfulfilled teenage dreams. The realisation is absolutely terrible tho: after an adequately creepy start, the movie script becomes more and more implausible. There are a lot of over the top moments which I won't spoil which are well delivered but aren't valorised enough. The final twist feels wasted.


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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:

$45,896,028

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,105,744
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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