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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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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 »

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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

Filmed in February 2018, but not released until 31 May 2019. 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

[as she slashes his wrist whilst giving him a transfusion of canine blood]
[last lines]
Ben: [desperately] I was just a kid!
Sue Ann: [enraged] So was I, motherfucker.
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Another Blumhouse Production to Rake in the Money With a Low Budget
30 May 2019 | by Yee_ReviewsSee all my reviews

Good: No doubt, Octavia Spencer carries the film and without her, the film would have easily crumbled and been unwatchable. And that's about it for the good....

Bad: The story's goal/main theme is not interesting and the choices of the characters are, like always, stupid and ignorant. The romance is forced and unbelievable. The story and characters are under-developed and are not given detail. The film lacks a scare factor/shock-value and the only times the audience jumped were in unnecessary jump scare scenes throughout a campy horror flick.

Overall: Besides Octavia Spencer, the cast is throw-away and do not add much to the film making it its own. This is a skip, at most a wait for Netflix. Messy with loose holes as it never fully develops and dark humor that's cringe and laughable.

*The movie's lesson here is to have common sense!

1.5/5


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