Mother's Day (2010 film)

Mother's Day (2010 film)
Mother's Day

Official teaser poster
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Produced by Brett Ratner
Richard Saperstein
Jay Stern
Brian Witten
Carl Mazzocone
Mark Burg
Oren Koules
Screenplay by Scott Milam
Charles Kaufman (1980 screenplay)
Warren Leight (1980 screenplay)
Story by Scott Milam
Starring Rebecca De Mornay
Jaime King
Briana Evigan
Patrick Flueger
Deborah Ann Woll
Alexa Vega
Kandyse McClure
Music by Bobby Johnston
Cinematography Joseph White
Editing by Hunter M. Via
Studio The Genre Co.
Rat Entertainment
LightTower Entertainment
Twisted Pictures
Distributed by Gigapix Releasing
Release date(s) September 23, 2010 (2010-09-23) (Fantastic Fest)
Running time 112 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Mother's Day is a 2010 American horror-thriller film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.[1] It is a remake of Charles Kaufman's 1980 film of the same name[2] and was written by Scott Millam.[3]



An unknown woman enters a hospital and steals one of the babies from the maternity ward. When she is challenged by a security guard, an unknown man attacks the security guard, repeatedly stabbing him in the neck.

After a bank robbery has gone wrong, three brothers, Izzak "Ike" (Patrick Flueger), Addley (Warren Kole), and Johnny (Matt O'Leary) are on the run from the law. The three brothers travel to their mothers house, however find it occupied by young couple Beth (Jaime King) and Daniel (Frank Grillo), who are hosting a birthday party in their basement. The guests include Anette (Briana Evigan) and her fiance Dave (Tony Nappo), married couple Treshawn (Lyriq Bent) and Gina (Kandyse McClure), George (Shawn Ashmore) and Melissa (Jessie Rusu) and Julie (Lisa Marcos). As the three brothers enter the house, the partiers are watching a storm warning of a tornado that is soon to hit, however Daniel reassures everyone that the basement is secure. He then heads upstairs where he encounters the brothers who think Daniel is trespassing in their mothers home. He tells them they got the house months previous in a foreclosure. While the brothers begin to beat Daniel, Beth comes upstairs but is unable to escape. The brothers threaten to shoot the couple, however Beth informs them that George is a doctor and he will be able to help the dying Johnny. Beth calmly summons George upstairs since she does not want to alarm the other guests. After Ike and Addley refuse to take Johnny to the hospital, George begins to try and save Johnny. Meanwhile, Ike receives a phone call from his sister Lydia (Deborah Ann Woll) who is with the siblings "Mother" (Rebecca De Mornay). Ike tells the pair to come to the house.

Julie soon emerges from the basement but is chased back downstairs by Addley who holds the guests hostage, removing the groups cell phones and wallets and begins to torment them. Soon after, Mother and Lydia arrive. Mother is extremely unhappy with her sons after they failed to successfully keep in contact with her, so she was unable to tell them she lost her home. She angrily tells off her sons and proceeds to be nice to the hostages, telling them no one has to get hurt and the family would leave once Johnny's condition has stabilized. However, Mother soon discovers that the sons had continued sending money to the house after she had moved out, meaning Beth and Daniel must have received it. Both deny knowing about the money, but Mother does not believe Daniel and has his hand broken by her sons. Despite this, Daniel still denies knowing. Mother proceeds to rob the hostages, taking their credit cards and pin numbers. Melissa attempts to escape by running upstairs, however she is shot by Addley.

Beth is taken by Ike to go to the Bank with the groups credit cards. On their way, Ike disposes of Melissa's body behind a dumpster. At the ATM Machine, two young woman, Vicky (A. J. Cook) and Jenna (Alexa Vega) intrude on the situation. Ike gives them a knife and forces them to either kill the other or they both die. Jenna murders Vicky, however Ike shoots her after she kills Vicky. Back at the house, George continues to try and save Johnny, while the group begin to fight on how to survive. Meanwhile, Melissa is discovered to still be alive by garbage men before being rushed to hospital.

George attempts to try and turn Lydia against the rest of her family, while the family find out that the cops are searching for the brothers. A cop soon arrives to the house, but Daniel sends him away to protect Beth and his friends from the family. As the group begin to turn against one another, Treshawn is forced to let Ike steal from the safe in his work. While there, Beth attempts to escape but fails. Back at the house, Mother discovers Beth and Daniel's only son had died in a car accident and it's revealed Daniel is having an affair with Julie. A dying Johnny wishes to be with one of the woman. After Julie is declined, Treshawn and Dave are made to fight each other to protect their lover. Dave loses, causing Anette to be taken upstairs where she is forced to strip for Johnny, however his injuries are too bad and she is taken back down to the basement where a fight breaks out, resulting in Dave being shot in the face by Addley. Gina escapes out of the basement doors but is knocked out and brought back by Daniel who is forced to by Mother to keep Beth safe.

While returning to the house, Ike shoots a police officer, however the police officer does not die. He makes Beth run over the man, but instead she causes the car to crash. Before she can escape, Ike shoots the officer. When Gina awakes, she finds the rest of the guests tied up. Under the influence of Mother, Addley pours boiling water into Treshawn's eardrums to punish Gina. Mother precedes to try and find out where the money is hidden from Daniel by burning his deceased son's stuff. When Daniel does not confess, Mother sets fire to Julie's hair, however soon puts it out when Daniel fails to confess. At the hospital, Melissa is operated on before sending help to the house.

Mother finds the money hidden behind a painting, and summons Addley to fetch Daniel from the basement. Meanwhile, Gina manages to free herself and the others. They attack Addley and manage to kill him. Treshawn takes his gun and goes upstairs, Gina following him. Treshawn is startled and accidentally shoots Gina before he is shot by Mother, who precedes to force Beth to listen to her shooting Daniel.

Ike and Beth return to the house with the money. Ike, Lydia, and George take the wounded Johnny into their mothers RV where Johnny shoots George. Meanwhile, Mother discovers Beth was hiding the money to start up a new life elsewhere, away from her cheating husband, as she is pregnant. Mother makes Beth prove her pregnancy. After doing so, Beth manages to knock out Mother and free Anette and Julie. Anette and Beth escape into the garage, but Julie runs into Ike who shoots her in the head. Ike then attacks Anette and Beth, but the pair overpower him and manage to kill him. Anette escapes to the neighbors house while Beth fights with Mother, who knocks Beth out. Mother sets fire to the house, but Beth wakes up and knocks out Mother, before meeting with Anette as firemen arrive. As the house burns, the firemen find Gina alive.

Months later, Beth is rushed to hospital by Anette, Gina, and Melissa to have her baby. She later awakens in the hospital only to find her baby stolen. It is then revealed that Mother was the one to steal her baby before leaving the country with Lydia and Johnny.


The Koffins:

The Hostages:


Principal photography began on August 24, 2009, and wrapped on October 9 and began filming in the Fall in Manitoba[25] and Winnipeg.[26] Bousman said that the film will have a realistic gritty tone.[27] The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and produced by Rat Entertainment’s Brett Ratner and Jay Stern;[28] Genre Co.’s Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten; and LightTower Entertainment’s Curtis Leopardo".[29] The special effect was created from make-up FX artist Francois Dagenais, who formerly worked with Darren Lynn Bousman on the Saw franchise.[30]

The two brothers, Charles and Lloyd Kaufman respectively, director and producer of the original Mother's Day have cameos.[31] Filming of a post-bank robbery scene was interrupted by the Winnipeg Police Service, who were actually investigating a real-life robbery that occurred in the city earlier in the day.[32] Alexa Vega also worked with the director in Repo! The Genetic Opera and J. Larose has been in one of Bousman's projects as he starred in Repo! The Genetic Opera, Saw III, Saw IV and the Fear Itself episode "New Year's Day".[33] The film was finalizing the editing process in the begin of April 2010.[34] Bousman announced on April 9, 2010 that post-production was completed and the film was ready to begin screening to studios.[35]


The original planned distributor release date was May 9, 2010.[36] It is part of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.[37] The film was planned for April 30, 2010,[38] but in March, the date was revoked and the film now has an unknown release date.[39]

It was announced on September 29, 2010 that Mother's Day was bought by Gigapix Releasing and will be released theatrically in the first quarter of 2011.[40]

Mother's Day was released into cinemas in the United Kingdom on the 10th of June, 2011.[41]


Mother's Day has received mixed response; on Rotten Tomatoes, as of 10 June 2011, the film holds an 57% 'Rotten' rating.[42]

The film made the UK Top 10 box office chart where it opened at number 9 following its release on 10 June 2011. The film grossed £94,385 ($155,003) from 79 sites.[43]


  1. ^ Exclusive Image: Bad Things Happening in Darren Bousman's Mother's Day
  2. ^ Exclusive: Darren Bousman Talks Mother's Day
  3. ^ Mother's Day Scribe Found!
  4. ^ Rebecca De Mornay Joins Mother’s Day
  5. ^ New Cast Images on 'Mother's Day' Official Website
  6. ^ Patrick Flueger Cast as Ike in Bousman's 'Mother's Day'
  7. ^ Mother's Day Website Update
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Mother's Day (remake) - Bloody
  10. ^ Deborah Ann Woll celebrates 'Mother's Day'
  11. ^ 'Mother's Day' Official Website Updated with New Stills
  12. ^ Mother's Day Video Blog #2 and Detailed Plot Synopsis
  13. ^ Official Movie Website
  14. ^ *Update* Exclusive: Two Mother's Day Casting Updates
  15. ^ Official Darren Lynn Bousman Twitter
  16. ^ Update: Bousman Reunites With Two Lovely Ladies For 'Mother's Day', MORE!
  18. ^ More Mother's Day Casting
  19. ^ EXCL: Two Additions to the Mother's Day Cast
  20. ^ Official Movie Website
  21. ^ Official Movie Website
  22. ^ Yet More 'Mother's Day' Casting...
  23. ^ J. LaRose Joins 'Mother's Day' Remake Cast!
  24. ^ Halloween Treat #2: A Special Holiday Greeting from the 'Mother's Day' Cast!
  25. ^ Now it’s MOTHER’S DAY being remade
  26. ^ Behind-the-Scenes of 'Mother's Day'
  27. ^ 'Mother's Day' gets Twisted for redo
  28. ^ New Image from 'Mother's Day' Displays Polar Opposite Chicks
  29. ^ Fan film Friday: Mother's Day
  30. ^ First set report, exclusive photo from MOTHER’S DAY
  31. ^ Mother's Day Cameos
  32. ^ Movie scene stormed by Winnipeg police
  33. ^ J. LaRose Joins 'Mother's Day' Remake Cast!
  34. ^ 'Mother's Day' Enters Final Mix Day, Director Update
  35. ^ Darren Bousman Updates Us on the Latest on Mother's Day
  36. ^ New Behind-the-Scenes Video: Mother's Day
  37. ^ Cannes Foreign Promo Art for 'Mother's Day' Redo
  38. ^ Rumor Control: 'Mother's Day' Not Arriving on April 30th
  39. ^ Rumor Control: Mother's Day NOT Opening in Theatres on April 30th
  40. ^ Gigapix Studios and New Legacy Media Announces New Theatrical Distribution Company
  41. ^
  42. ^ Mother's Day at Rotten Tomatoes
  43. ^

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