When the vignette-filled Valentine’s Day opened in theaters, there were a flurry of parodies that hit the web envisioning various other holidays that could get the star-studded, feel-good dramedy treatment. I’m sure Mother’s Day was among them, with various slightly intersecting stories about different kinds of moms, but now it’s a real film that exists with a trailer and everything. Valentine’s Day helmer Garry Marhsall directs this ensemble comedy that revolves around three different generations on the titular spring holiday, picking up on the heels of Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve.
The movie itself looks fine, but this trailer feels like self-parody as the voiceover narration introduces the viewer to each major character and his or her main conflict. Jennifer Aniston is a single mom of two boys, Jason Sudeikis is a single father with a teenage daughter, Kate Hudson has something to hide from her southern parents, Julia Roberts is a talk show host, and Britt Robertson never knew her mother. But on one special day, these fine folks will come to learn the true meaning of Mother’s Day. Or something like that.
Check out the trailer below to have a better understanding of the movie your mom’s really gonna want to see in a couple of months. The film also stars Timothy Olyphant, Hector Elizondo, and Jack Whitehall. Mother’s Day opens in theaters on April 29th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Mother’s Day:
“Mother’s Day” is the latest star studded ensemble comedy from director Garry Marshall (“Pretty Woman,” “Valentine’s Day”). Bringing together Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts along with Jason Sudeikis, it’s a celebration of mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.