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Director Darren Lynn Bousman’s “Mother’s Day” looks fairly brutal, thanks in part to Rebecca De Mornay’s inherent creepiness. I blame “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle” for my fear of De Mornay, a film that still chills me to the bone. Not sure why, mind you, but it does. This may explain why I’m curious to “Mother’s Day”, whenever the Powers that Be allow the world to see it. Instead of giving us a release date, Twisted Pictures has released an international poster and several new stills. Hooray. I guess. Still, I’d rather have a release date. Wouldn’t you?
Here’s a synopsis to refresh your memory:
After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers head for home, hoping their MOTHER can provide them with a getaway. The youngest brother, JOHNNY, has been shot, and their back-stabbing former partner has gotten away with all the cash.
But when the brothers get home, they find that all their stuff is gone and Mother is nowhere to be found: She lost the house months ago in a foreclosure. The new owners, BETH and DANIEL SOHAPI, and their guests, gathered for an ill-timed birthday party, become the brothers’ unwitting hostages.
Not long after, Mother arrives, along with the boys’ sister LYDIA, and it soon becomes clear that Mother will do absolutely anything to protect her children. In one terrifying evening she brilliantly takes control of the situation and masterminds her sons’ escape from the law.
Sides will be taken, secrets revealed, and sins punished as the hostages struggle to make it through the night alive.
“Mother’s Day”, which also stars Matt O’Leary, Jaime King, Frank Grillo, Deborah Ann Woll, Shawn Ashmore, Lisa Marcos, Patrick Flueger, Tony Nappo, and Warren Kole, will hopefully hit retail sometime this century.
Source: Arrow in the Head