Five films for Mother’s Day 

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to show your mom the reel love she deserves. What better way to express your appreciation than with a cozy movie night featuring some of the best films celebrating the bond between mothers and their children? From heartwarming dramas to light-hearted comedies, these flicks are sure to make your mom proud.

Movies for moms: Lady bird

Look no further than Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird (2017), for a more modern perspective on motherhood. A high school senior, portrayed by Saoirse Ronan, and her complicated relationship with her mother, played by Laurie Metcalf, are the subjects of this moving coming-of-age narrative. It’s a heartfelt investigation into the love and conflict that exist between mothers and daughters.

Movies for moms:  Mamma Mia!

For a fun and musical tribute to motherhood, Mamma Mia! (2008) is a joyous celebration of family and the power of music. The film follows a young bride-to-be (Amanda Seyfried) as she invites her mother’s three former lovers to her wedding in an effort to discover the identity of her father.

Movies for moms: The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan’s novel adaptation The Joy Luck Club (1993) is a culturally resonant film that follows four Chinese-American women and their relationships with their mothers. It explores themes of identity, family, and the intricate bonds between mothers and daughters.

Movies for moms:  The Farewell

The 2019 film The Farewell from A24 is a moving examination of familial and ethnic identity. The movie centers on a Chinese-American woman who travels back to China to bid her grandmother, who has been given a terminal disease, farewell. It pays a heartfelt homage to the relationship between mothers and daughters as well as the sacrifices made by moms for their families.

Movies for moms: Freaky Friday

Lastly, we have the classic family comedy Freaky Friday (2003), which tells the story of a mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her teenage daughter (Lindsay Lohan) who magically switch bodies and must learn to appreciate each other’s perspectives. It’s a delightful and heartwarming tribute to the bond between mothers and daughters.

So grab some popcorn, snuggle up with your mom, and let these movies be a reel treat for both of you! Remember, nothing says “I love you, Mom” like a good film and quality time together.

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