3 generations of women come together on Mother's Day. Things don't go as planned.


Dan Karlok


Bill Rutkoski





Credited cast:
Jackie Debatin ... Totie
Kristen Krak ... Sarah
Addison Anderson ... James
Vivien Landau ... Grandma
Bill Rutkoski ... Dimpy
Louis Mustillo ... Rodger
Marie Lenzi ... Aunt Sonny
Mike Rutkoski ... Uncle Donny
Billy Garan Billy Garan ... Manager
Alexa Rae Bigos ... Sheila
John Rutkoski John Rutkoski ... Uncle Lenny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ayala Feinberg Ayala Feinberg ... Young Sarah
Ruya Koman ... Oda


3 generations of women come together on Mother's Day. Things don't go as planned.

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If You Think Your Family Is Crazy, Think Again!
5 May 2021 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

If you think your family is crazy, think again. When three generations of women, Sarah (Kristen Krak), Totie (Jackie Debatin) and Grandma (Vivien Landau) attempt to celebrate Mother's Day, things go from bad to worse - immediately. From a senile grandmother to whacky uncles to a grandpa who is buried in the backyard, keeping the family together for a single day proves a difficult task, especially when Sarah brings her fiancé into the mix. You don't need to be a master chef to figure out that this is a recipe for a really "Crappy Mother's Day."

Director Dan Karlok lets go of the reins and allows slap stick comedy to insert itself at every turn of the movie. Though the comedy is hilarious, some of the scenes are a bit longer than needed and a bit random. The acting is wonderful, making this family look absolutely wacky and wild. None of the relationships seem normal. Kristen Krak, as Sarah, really appears to be the only normal person in the family. Addison Anderson, as James, plays a very fun character that breaks out of his shell as the movie develops. Bill Rutkoski, the crazed fiancé of Totie, is very believable. I certainly wouldn't want him for a stepdad. Vivien Landau plays the perfect mean, old grandma. John Rutkoski and Mike Rutkoski, as Uncle Lenny and Uncle Donny respectively, nail the Planet of the Apes-obsessed uncles. My favorite characters are Grandma and Aunt Sonny (Marie Lenzie) because they are the most entertaining. They are always arguing and fighting in humorous ways, like two old, senile bats that love tormenting each other.

The message that is your family is the only family you have and, as crazy as you think they might be, they love you. Also, when getting married, be prepared for your newly expanded family and find something in common, even if it's just Planet of the Apes boxers. There is profanity, some mature topics and heavy drinking.

I give Crappy Mother's Day 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 14 to 18, plus adults. This film releases on VOD May 4, 2021. Reviewed by Katherine S., KIDS FIRST!

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4 May 2021 (USA) See more »

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Montclair, New Jersey, USA

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