‘Mother’s Day’ is no gift to real mothers except a few laughs

This image released by Open Road Films shows Kate Hudson, left, and Sarah Chalke in a scene from "Mother's Day." (Ron Batzdorff /Open Road Films via AP)

This image released by Open Road Films shows Kate Hudson, left, and Sarah Chalke in a scene from “Mother’s Day.” (Ron Batzdorff /Open Road Films via AP)

If you like the overly sweet, incredibly predictable movies “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve,” then “Mother’s Day” is for you. Director Garry Marshall uses the same formula as his previous holiday movies: Gather a bunch of well-known actors, give them diverse, token characters, make them all interrelated in their stories and hilarity ensues.

So, if you like that and can leave your reality-check button in the movie theater parking lot, you’ll like “Mother’s Day.”

» Read full review at MyStatesman.com » Find showtimes for “Mother’s Day”


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