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This review is from: Mother's Day [DVD] (DVD)
'Mother's Day' is a horror-thriller film that released in 2010 to mixed reviews but failed at the box-office. It has managed to gain some success though on its DVD release. The film is a remake of the 1980 film of the same name, which was directed by Charles Kaufman.
The movie tells the story of three criminal brothers and a sister led by their evil mother (Rebecca De Mornay) as they return to their childhood home. Once there, the new occupiers receive a horrific treatment from the group.
The movie starts off in an atmospheric fashion progressing with suspense and tension. The pace is very fast and there is enough gore/violence for horror lovers. The climax in the other hand is predictable.
The movie fails in the latter stages where the events become farcical. The editing in the climax is also poor. The scene in question is where two of the characters are involved in a fight. However, its clear that the both the actors were not present in the same scene as body doubles are used. Also the editing seems pretty rushed with the action scenes being jumpy.
The highlights of the feature are the creepy/sadistic performance from mother (Rebecca De Mornay) and a quality background score from Bobby Johnston, which I really enjoyed.
The direction from Darren Lynn Bousman is not great but he does manage to make the film just about entertaining.
In short, 'Mother's Day' is rather watchable with alright thrills.