Susan Sarandon & Julia Roberts in “Stepmom” (credit: Columbia Pictures)
The perfect way to celebrate Mom is with a good movie. It could be a drama, a comedy or musical. Even an aunt who raises her nephew like Rosalind Russell as “Auntie Mame.” She may have hangovers, but she’s got glamour and guts!
Here’s a look at some of Jan’s favorite movies about Moms:
“SERIAL MOM (1994)”
One of Jan’s favorite movies about Moms is John Water’s brilliant “Serial Mom” about a loving Mom played by Kathleen Turner who gets seriously annoyed by people who don’t recycle or wear white after Labor Day.
“I REMEMBER MAMA (1948)”
“I Remember Mama” is about a Norwegian Family and is set in San Francisco, with scenes shot at the Fairmont Hotel.
“THE BLIND SIDE (2009)”
“Blind Side” depicts the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. Read more at Metacritic.com
“THE JOY LUCK CLUB (1993)”
The story of four remarkable friends whose extraordinary lives are filled with joy and heartbreak. Their lifelong friendship reveals a mosaic of the startling events and conditions that have shaped their lives — and how these experiences have affected the hopes and dreams they hold for each of their children. (Hollywood Pictures) Read more at Metacritic.com
Directed by Richard Benjamin, the story tells the tale of an unconventional single mother who relocates to a small Massachusetts town in 1963 with her two daughters. Where a number of events and relationships challenge and strengthen familial bonds. The film stars Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder and a young Christina Ricci.
“THE MEDDLER (2015)”
With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon) has happily relocated from New Jersey to LosAngeles to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. Read more at Metacritic.com
“THE STEPMOM (1998)”
In Stepmom, Sarandon plays Jackie, a divorced mother of two who finds she must share her children with her husband’s new young wife, Isabel, played by Julia Roberts. The two characters get off to a rocky start as Sarandon’s strong character feels she is being replaced as a mother. To add to her struggle, she discovers she has cancer. Read more at CBSNews.com
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