Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated to honor women who have born, adopted or raised children with an emphasis on the mother-child relationship.
The movie with the same name as the holiday, directed by Garry Marshall, does pretty much none of that.
Marshall’s film is a romantic comedy without any romance and lacking in comedy. It’s a family drama that doesn’t have much heart and it’s supposed to be a tearjerker but it won’t make many in the audience cry.
Marshall and the four screenwriters given credit for the film, attempt to go everywhere but end up taking the audience nowhere.
Like its spiritual predecessors “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve,” “Mother’s Day” relies on coincidental relationships between its main characters who otherwise don’t interact with each other at all.
Filled with a celebrity cast including Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson, “Mother’s Day” can’t stay on a particular course.