Darren Lynn Bousman’s Mother’s Day, the remake of the infamous 1980 Troma film by Charlie Kaufman, will release on April 1st of next year. You would think they would try to capitalize on their own holiday!
Reviews of the remake have been mixed, to say the least. But it’s nothing the director of Repo! The Genetic Opera and Saws II through IV hasn’t experienced before. The film will be distributed by Gigapix Studios theatrically but we’ll see what sort of release it gets- a very limited one, one would assume.
The synopsis, which we heard almost a year ago-
After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers head for home, hoping their MOTHER (Rebecca De Mornay) can provide them with a getaway. The youngest brother, JOHNNY (Matt O’Leary), has been shot, and their back-stabbing former partner has gotten away with all the cash.
But when the brothers get home, they find that all their stuff is gone and Mother is nowhere to be found: She lost the house months ago in a foreclosure. The new owners, BETH and DANIEL SOHAPI (Jaime King and Frank Grillo), and their guests, gathered for an ill-timed birthday party, become the brothers’ unwitting hostages.Not long after, Mother arrives, along with the boys’ sister LYDIA (Deborah Ann Woll), and it soon becomes clear that Mother will do absolutely anything to protect her children. In one terrifying evening she brilliantly takes control of the situation and masterminds her sons’ escape from the law.
Sides will be taken, secrets revealed, and sins punished as the hostages struggle to make it through the night alive.