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Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and more join the rom com Mother's Day

07.01.2015

Do you remember back when Garry Marshall directing a movie meant it had the chance of being a decent romantic comedy rather than a holiday-themed ensemble debacle? Yeah, me either. After the painfully bad VALENTINE'S DAY and NEW YEAR'S EVE, we now can look forward to MOTHER'S DAY. The first cast-members have been announced and they include Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Jason Sudeikis. Yeah, I am super excited, too.

Marshall will direct MOTHER'S DAY from a script by Anya Kochoff-Romano and Lily Hollander. Production is set to get underway this August for an expected release date next, you guessed it, Mother's Day. The plot is unknown outside of the fact it will be a romance set around the titular holiday. With the casts of both of Marshall's prior films including at least a dozen other big Hollywood names, I would anticipate these four will only be the first names to drop.

Clearly, we are not the demographic for a movie like MOTHER'S DAY, but it may be worth discussing just where this leads the industry next. What other holidays are there left to plunder for a romantic comedy? Labor Day and Memorial Day aren't exactly romantic. Bastille Day and Canada Day are too niche. And does anyone know what the f*ck Arbor Day is? Maybe they can get Leonardo Di Caprio to headline an Earth Day movie?

MOTHER'S DAY will presumably hit theaters on May 6, 2016.

Source: Deadline

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7:38PM on 07/01/2015
I'm still waiting for someone to make a drinking comedy called 'St Patrick's Day'.
I'm still waiting for someone to make a drinking comedy called 'St Patrick's Day'.
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6:38PM on 07/01/2015

These are actors they are using to sell this?

Those are the exact three reasons I needed to avoid this tripe.
Those are the exact three reasons I needed to avoid this tripe.
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6:36PM on 07/01/2015
I just don't think these group films work all that well. I caught part of one of these on tv (don't remember which one), and didn't really care about any particular characters because you spend so little time with them that they don't get developed. I guess Love Actually kind of pulled it off (granted, it had a better cast than these american films), but even there some story lines were better than others.
I just don't think these group films work all that well. I caught part of one of these on tv (don't remember which one), and didn't really care about any particular characters because you spend so little time with them that they don't get developed. I guess Love Actually kind of pulled it off (granted, it had a better cast than these american films), but even there some story lines were better than others.
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5:06PM on 07/01/2015

This makes no sense.

I know studios don't care that much about bad reviews and Razzie nominations, but NEW YEAR'S EVE was also a domestic box office flop. Also, it came out less than 2 years after VALENTINE'S DAY (when it was still fresh on people's minds). So what makes them think a 3rd one released 4 1/2 years later will perform well?
I know studios don't care that much about bad reviews and Razzie nominations, but NEW YEAR'S EVE was also a domestic box office flop. Also, it came out less than 2 years after VALENTINE'S DAY (when it was still fresh on people's minds). So what makes them think a 3rd one released 4 1/2 years later will perform well?
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4:48PM on 07/01/2015
I'm so excited because those other movies we're so good except they weren't so I'm not.
I'm so excited because those other movies we're so good except they weren't so I'm not.
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4:47PM on 07/01/2015
Who's we?
Who's we?
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4:39PM on 07/01/2015
Yuck, both of those movies were awful especially New Year's Eve.
Yuck, both of those movies were awful especially New Year's Eve.
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