Mother’s Day is a 2016 American romantic comedy film, directed by Garry Marshall, written by Tom Hines, Lily Hollander, Anya Kochoff-Romano and Matt Walker, and starring an ensemble cast that is led by Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Timothy Olyphant, Britt Robertson, Héctor Elizondo, and Jack Whitehall. Filming began on August 18, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. It was released in the United States on April 29, 2016 by Open Road Films.
The film is similar in format to Marshall’s previous two ensemble romantic comedies with holiday themes: Valentine’s Day (2010) and New Year’s Eve (2011).
As Mother’s Day draws close, a group of seemingly unconnected people come to terms with the relationships they have with their mothers. Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is a divorced mother of two boys whose ex-husband has recently remarried a younger woman named Tina (Shay Mitchell). Miranda (Julia Roberts) is an accomplished writer who gave up her only child, Kristin (Britt Robertson), for adoption at birth. But as a grown-up Kristin prepares herself for marriage, she begins to contemplate the missing part in her life and is encouraged by her friend, Jesse (Kate Hudson), to go out and find her mother. Meanwhile, Jesse, who never sees her mother, is surprised by her parents when they come to visit and must come to terms with their failing relationship.