Release date: 8 Aug 2016
Starring: Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Timothy Olyphant, Kate Hudson, Jason Sudeikis
Although this particular celebration doesn’t lend itself quite so easily to the rom-com formula the late Garry Marshall established with Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, this classy ensemble flick will still go down a treat with fans of the director’s previous hits.
Marshall’s regular collaborator Julia Roberts is back as a TV home shopping magnate with a secret, although Jennifer Aniston nominally enjoys the most screen time as a divorcee who finds herself competing with her kids’ new hot young stepmom (Shay Mitchell). The all-star cast also includes Kate Hudson and Sarah Chalke as sisters enduring a surprise visit from their redneck parents, Jason Sudeikis as a widower struggling to come to terms with the death of his army wife (Jennifer Garner) and Bree Robertson as a young pregnant woman, who is reluctant to marry her boyfriend (Jack Whitehall) because of unresolved feelings about the mother she never knew. A guilty pleasure that will also make a standby present when the next Mother’s Day rolls around.