I’ve heard some exceptionally good things about “11-11-11” director Darren Lynn Bousman’s “Mother’s Day”, so I’m glad that the film is finally getting a Stateside release date, courtesy of Anchor Bay. As long as I can trick myself into forgetting that it’s produced by Hollywood idiot and professional douche Brett Ratner, I may decide to check it out. No since punishing a director and his endeavor simply because I have an issue with one of its backers, am I right? Anyway, the flick is a very loose remake of the Troma piece from 1980, a motion picture that hasn’t aged very well with me. Here’s hoping this version packs more of a cerebral punch than the original.
What’s this thing about, you ask? Well, here you go:
After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers head for home, hoping their MOTHER (Rebecca De Mornay) can provide them with a getaway. The youngest brother, JOHNNY (Matt O’Leary), 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 (Jaime King and Frank Grillo), 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 (Deborah Ann Woll), 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.
If you missed the trailer, you can correct that problem by investigating the embedded video. “Mother’s Day”, which stars Rebecca DeMornay, Jaime King, Deborah Ann Woll, and Shawn Ashmore, will arrive in the States in one form or another on May 13th, 2012.
Via : Deadline