Friday, July 12, 2024

Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson: 3 Female Movie Stars Headed to Box Office Disaster


Who will see “Mother’s Day” this weekend?

So far, Garry Marshall’s star studded comedy is rating a 10 on Rotten Tomatoes, and sinking fast. Apparently it’s not very funny, and incredibly perfunctory. Are we shocked? No.

But the star power of Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and Kate Hudson was what put this film together. And now the three ladies– who could make a red carpet ablaze in lightbulbs– are about to go down with the ship.

Toronto Sun: “Mother’s Day seems more like a contractual commitment than a creative exercise.”

IndieWire: “Mother’s Day doesn’t feel like a movie so much as it does a cinematic adaptation of Walmart.”

Variety: “Atrociously written, begrudgingly acted, haphazardly assembled and never more backward than when it thinks it’s being progressive …”

And get this: there are 29 producer credits listed on imdb. Luckily there will be no fight over who accepts the Oscar. Just the Razzie.

Stay tuned for Saturday morning numbers. Aniston and Roberts get big paychecks. Like $5 million. Hudson didn’t do it for free. Jason Sudeikis gets a nice chunk of change. And Garry Marshall probably has a good quote. If they needed 29 producers, the budget for this is much higher than it should be. Uh oh. And Roberts has her three kids in there as credited small parts. Good lord.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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