Hollywood director Garry Marshall, who moved everyone to tears of joy with his classic and endearing romantic comedies such as Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries, Beaches, Dear God, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day , connects the world once again with his latest star-studded movie Mother’s Day starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis in a celebratory and inspiring story of what the special day for moms really means to each of them.
Mother’s Day tells the intertwining stories of mothers and a Mr. Mom as the holiday approaches that stars Roberts as Miranda, as a television host, Aniston who plays recently-divorced Sandy, Hudson who plays reluctant daughter, and Sudeikis, a widower trying to relate to his daughters. The movie also stars Timothy Olyphant, Sarah Chalke, Shay Mitchell, Jon Lovitz and Britt Robertson.
Aniston and Sudeikis, who have previously worked together in riotous comedies such as We’re The Millers marks their fifth movie as their characters’ lives are intertwined in Mother’s Day. “With Jason, we’ve been doing movies together which makes it quite fun and comfortable in all the best ways,” Aniston shares.
Further Aniston talks about working with director Marshall: “It’s as if he likes walk with sunshine wherever he goes, and it just shows in his crew, he’s beloved and adored. I think a lot of people are here just to be with him. He also lets us improv, which is fun.
“I believe no matter what they say, there’s still in magic in movies and when you let them improvise, sometimes you get that magic. I know when I see it. In this picture, we wait for magical moments.”
Of her role, Aniston says, “Sandy is basically met with the news that her ex-husband has remarried and she’s got to overcome sharing her children and sort of rising above it. She’s a little thrown by his ex-husband’s new wife, and she’s thrown by the fact that she’s a much, much younger woman because that’s a big deal when another person comes in as a co-parent to your child.”
Marshall also enthuses on the wondrous things that mothers all over the world have done for their families. “I wanted to explore and celebrate and show how hard and difficult it is today. I think it is the hardest job in the world is a mother raising a teenager these days—it’s just tough, with the Internet, to get him to look up is a major thing, but I think it’s about time to really celebrate it. And do something about mothers and how hard it is now they have to put up with everything and they do it.”
On casting Aniston he relates, “I love how prepared she was and how ready she was to try. And this shows how open and very brave she is and when you let yourself go. But here she really impressed me and had the best time and made the scenes come alive.”
Marshall, known for his heartfelt movies finally shares, “I think emotions are good, but laugher sometimes, you gotta have too. Make them laugh, make them cry, that has always been my motto, and many others. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don’t. But in this films I have actors who do that.”
Mother’s Day opens today from OctoArts Films International.