Your mom (or wife) deserves more than just one day a year for Mother’s Day. Turn Mother’s Day into Mother’s Day weekend by taking her out on Saturday night for a movie. Here are a few new ones, premiering this weekend, for your consideration.
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Is it possible to combine the wholesomeness of a young married couple with a new baby and the raunch of a rated “R” feature? If you’re Seth Rogen, it is. With Rogen steering the jokes and Zac Efron as the next door neighbor, there will be plenty of entertainment for mom and dad. Neighbors isn’t a family feature — save this movie for a date night on Saturday evening or for the mom whose kids are older and away this Mother’s Day.
So if raunchy rated “R” humor and a shirtless Zac Efron isn’t mom’s cup of Mother’s Day tea, but you still want to take her on a date on Saturday night, here’s what you do. Take dear ma to Chef and watch two hours of food porn (with a brilliant cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman and Sofia Vergara). Then take mom to a gourmet restaurant. You’re welcome.
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
If you are looking for something a bit more family-friendly this Mother’s Day weekend, take the brood to Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. Dorothy is back, animated (in 3-D) — with a group of new friends — and looking remarkably well for someone in her late ’80s.
Mom’s Night Out
If it’s a well-deserved Mom’s Night Out that mom seeks this Mother’s Day weekend, why not catch a flick by the same name? The movie Mom’s Night Out will have all mothers saying, “Mmm hmm, I heard that sister,” in response to overworked moms who are in need of a break. It will also have moms glad they are safely tucked in a movie theater and watching an amusing movie instead of chasing their infants all over the city.