Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mother's Day (2010)

Mama's boys have really done it this time... After a botched bank robbery, they return home to find that mama's been evicted, and that all of the money they've been sending home has mysteriously disappeared. Unfortunately for the new owners and their party guests, that means that they have just become hostages to a crazed family and their keen but equally insane mother! Rebecca De Mornay stars in Darren Lynn Bousman's sleek restyling of the cult classic MOTHER'S DAY, which takes us back to the early days of Exploitation with its raw violence and ruthless characters. What begins as a generic thriller quickly escalates into an all-out nightmare that explodes with many unexpected moments of bloody carnage. Bousman keeps with the dark satire of the original in portraying the average American family turned upside down, whose corrupted sense of morality leads to death and destruction. Rebecca De Mornay is perfectly cast as Mother Koffin, bringing power and authority to the role along with a sadistic sense of humor. MOTHER'S DAY is a surprise hit that flows from the same vein of trash cinema as THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT or I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE.

Rating: 8/10.

Movies like MOTHER'S DAY:
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE PARK, AMERICAN GOTHIC, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS.

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