New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day director Garry Marshall is back with his latest film equivalent of the cheap, barely thought-out holiday sentiment of a drug store teddy bear. It's Mother's Day, starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Chalke, Margo Martindale, and, as is required by Marshall's life-debt, Héctor Elizondo in a story of the many forms motherhood may take. For example: single mother; estranged mother; even more deeply estranged mother who gave up her child; mother that actually is a father but will be grossly snuck in there as "Mr. Mom"; and a gratuitous shot of Sprouts Farmers Market, mother to over 212 locations across the United States.
Here's the trailer, which somehow manages to take several steps backward in Marshall's already woeful holiday oeuvre. Now he's cut out all the non-white leads of New Year's Eve, for some reason maintained that film's now-confusing glittering gold title treatment, and added the most dated voiceover imaginable. Can someone please take away this guy's calendar?