This year, we have a mother of a movie picks list for your Mother’s Day viewing pleasure! Our favorite moms include Norma Bates (played by Vera Farmiga) from the EMMY®-nominated A&E series, “Bates Motel”, and Grace and Frankie (played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, respectively) from the EMMY-nominated Netflix comedy series. Also see below for several more movie viewing suggestions. What is your Mother’s Day pick?
GRACE AND FRANKIE (Stream All Seasons Here: Netflix)
From the co-creator of “Friends”, Netflix Original Series Grace and Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women who form an unlikely bond after their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Score by Michael Skloff & Sam KS.
The EMMY®-nominated series “Bates Motel” is a modern-day prequel to the genre-defining film “Psycho” that gives viewers an intimate portrayal of Norman Bates as his psyche unravels through his teenage years. Learn more at AETV.com. EMMY®-nominated score by Chris Bacon.
THE HOLLARS (Rent It Here: iTunes)
A struggling NYC artist, John Krasinski, is forced to return to the small middle-American town he left behind after learning about his mother’s illness. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his NYC girlfriend (Anna Kendrick, Academy Award Nominee, Up in the Air, Best Supporting Actress, 2009). From a script by Jim Strouse that is at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, John Krasinski’s second feature is a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship. Also starring Margo Martindale (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and Sharlto Copley (Free Fire). Score by Josh Ritter.
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THE AGE OF ADALINE (Download Here: Download)
Blake Lively is captivating as Adaline, a 29-year-old who survives a near-death experience and from that day on, never grows older. Adaline guards her secret and her heart for eight decades until a charming philanthropist (Michiel Huisman) and his parents (Harris Ford and Kathy Baker) force Adaline to confront her destiny in this unforgettable tale about the timeless power of love. Score by Rob Simonsen.
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Rent It Here: Download)
Little Miss Sunshine is about a dysfunctional family who races across the country in a VW bus to get their little girl (Abigail Breslin) into a beauty pageant finals. The film won two Academy Awards® including Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin. The soundtrack featuring music by Mychael Danna and DeVotchKa received a GRAMMY® nomination.
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Rent It Here: iTunes)
Academy Award®-nominees Annette Bening and Julianne Moore star in this funny, smart and vibrant portrait of a modern American family. Nic (Bening) and Jules (Moore) are your average suburban couple raising their two teens, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutchinson), in Southern California. But when the kids secretly track down their “donor dad,” Paul (Mark Ruffalo), an unexpected new chapter begins for everyone as family ties are defined, re-defined and then re-re-defined. The film received four Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture. Fall in love with the big-hearted comedy that critics have called “one of the best fils of the year!”
EXPECTING (Rent It Here: iTunes)
Expecting also stars Radha Mitchell as “Lizzie,” who has given up trying to conceive after years of trying with her husband, until her best friend Andie (played by Michelle Monaghan), gets pregnant unexpectedly. Score by Mark Kilian.
I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (Rent It Here: iTunes)
Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessical Parker of SEX AND THE CITY FRANCHISE) is a finance executive who manages the ultimate balancing act between work and her adoring family. With the support of her best friend and fellow working mother Allison (Christina Hendricks of TV’s MAD MEN), Kate generally manages to keep her out-of-work husband Richard (Greg Kenner of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE), two young children and colleagues happy. But life gets difficult when she lands a lucrative new account that requires frequent travel, at the same time Richard receives a job offer he can’t refuse. Further complicating matters are her ambitious, child-phobic junior associate Momo (Olivia Munn of TV’s PERFECT COUPLES) and new business partner Jack (Pierce Brosnan of MAMMA MIA!, JAMES BOND FRANCHISE), who becomes an unexpected source of temptation. Based on the novel by Allison Pearson. Score by Aaron Zigman.
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