In case you haven’t heard the countless radio ads and haven’t been noticing the store signs, tomorrow is Mother’s Day. The day when we celebrate mothers and motherhood. You could argue that it’s another commercial holiday made up by the corporate giants to sell insincere gifts, but I’m of the mindset that there is enough negativity in this world that we should celebrate the people in our life who mean the most to us, and what greater opportunity than Mother’s Day (okay, maybe I’ve bought into a Hallmark holiday or two!).
Sure there are flowers and jewelry and brunch to be had, but guaranteed what your Mom would really love tomorrow would be to spend some quality time together (and the beauty part is, it won’t cost you a thing!). What better way to bond then popping some corn and settling in for an afternoon movie or two. And of course, GPL has a selection of great Mother’s Day friendly movies to watch, whether it’s an old favourite or something you missed seeing. Check out the list and we’ll see you when you come in to pick it up!
Happy Mother’s Day to moms of all forms!
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.
After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn’t resolve during her life.
A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other’s lives on one strange Friday.
Sound of Music
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend secret time with his children held in custody by his ex.
The Kids are All Right
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their father into their family life.
Terms of Endearment
Covers three decades in the lives of widow Aurora Greenway and her daughter Emma.
A Women’s Institute chapter’s fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.
Anywhere But Here
A mother and daughter search for success in Beverly Hills.
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.
The Family Stone
An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family’s annual Christmas celebration and finds that she’s a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis (both named Edith Bouvier Beale aka “Big and Little Edie”) raised as Park Avenue débutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, “Grey Gardens.”
The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.