- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION

The ensemble film “Mothers and Daughters” (which was previously titled “Mother’s Day” until Gary Marshall’s film got there first) shows the highs and lows of parenting in contemporary life. The all-star cast — which includes Courteney Cox, Selma Blair, Mira Sorvino, Christina Ricci, Sharon Stone and many others — make the most of the episodic screenplay by director Paul Duddridge and Paige Cameron that deals with interwoven tales of adoption (and the oft-told lies surrounding same), unplanned pregnancy and finally making things wrongs right after years or even decades.

Light entertainment for Mother’s Day that will likely make you appreciate the mother or mothers in your life, “Mothers and Daughters” is competently made if not especially demanding of an audience, right on up to the smile-inducing final moments.

Opens Friday in the District.

Rated PG-13. Contains some profanity and “adult situations,” whatever they happen to be.

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