Starring Octavia Spencer as the lonely and definitely unhinged Sue Ann, Mais the story of a group of teenagers who end up wishing that they never accepted a middle aged woman’s invitation to party in her basement.
Having had no idea about the true extent of Sue Ann’s lunacy, I enjoyed being surprised by it. And when Ma wasn’t busy thrilling me, I was appreciating the believable portrayal of teenage life, the close mother / daughter relationship and another notable performance by Spencer.
Director Tate Taylor’s film could certainly have taken a more realistic direction in terms of how particular aspects of the story played out – but I’m not mad about the end result. It was mostly realistic enough for me, and fun.
The only part that I wish had gone differently was approximately twenty minutes in, during the exchange between Ma and Gianni Paolo’s character. The dialogue and what happens in that scene just didn’t seem to quit fit, somehow.
Watch Ma if you’re curious. You may just have a good time.
In new horror / thriller Ma, Octavia Spencer is Sue Ann, a lonely woman who befriends a group of teenagers and invites them to party at her house. Everything suddenly changes when they do the one thing Sue Anne asked that they don’t.
Ma is directed by Tate Taylor and co-stars Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, Missi Pyle, Allison Janney…
I was most creeped out by this trailer when I saw what happens just after 2:10. Excited to see Spencer in a role I didn’t see coming.
May the finished film be even more interesting and /or surprising than I imagine.
Diana Silvers, Tanyell Waivers, Gianni Paolo, McKaley Miller, Dominic Burgess and Dante Brown also star.
Back Roads is a new drama / thriller starring and directed by Alex Pettyfer.
Also starring Jennifer Morrison and Juliette Lewis; at the heart of the story is Hayley (Pettyfer), a young man stuck in the Pennsylvania backwoods and who must care for his three younger sisters after the shooting death of his abusive father and the arrest of his mother.
As Hayley struggles to take care of his siblings, family secrets and unspoken truths threaten to consume him…
I find myself interested in finding out how things came to go so very wrong for this family. Hayley’s journey has me very curious indeed. I don’t know what path he was on before having to take care of his sisters but the shift couldn’t have been easy.
Nicola Peltz, Danika Yarosh, Robert Longstreet, Robert Patrick and Tom Everett Scott also star.