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Better than expected,
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This review is from: Mother's Day [DVD] (DVD)
I found this film quite disturbing. It sets friends against friends, has some fairly horrible scenes, but I was so drawn to Rebecca de Mornay's portrayal of Mother. Mother is complete sociopath, but the kindnesses she does that turn into torture make for a very interesting character. The other actors are pretty good too. I disagree totally that it's 'idiotic'. It's definitely a film you have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy, if enjoy is a word you can use about a film of this nature. But it's compelling, weird, creepy and very watchable. My only gripe is the ending. It's too typical a 'horror film' ending and it also undermines the strength of some of the characters. On the plus side, we do get to see De Mornay being a bit of a psychopath again. Comparisons with The Hand That Rocked The Cradle are bound to happen, but she's a very different character in this, albeit just as unbalanced. She deserved a better career than she's had, or at least more notice. When you look at the number of actresses out there that are getting paid for not really being able to act, it's ridiculous.I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good hour and half of bizarreness and a little bit of gore.