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May 12, 2017

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Happy Mother’s Day – Top 5 Movie Moms

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Mother’s day is around the corner and to honour the lovely ladies who raised us, supported us, and taught us everything we need to know, we asked our team to name their favourite moms on the big screen. Authentic, funny, hardworking and supportive, these moms light up the silver screen with relatable and moving movie moments. Though there are so many examples of great movie moms (and even more on television), here are our top five favourite.

Meryl Streep (Jane Adler) – It’s Complicated

Perfect for when you’re curled up on the couch craving a feel-good flick, It’s Complicated is a must-watch film just for Meryl Streep’s performance alone. She plays Jane, a successful bakery and restaurant owner who has been divorced from Jake (Alec Baldwin) for many years, though they remain friends – that is until he decides he wants her back. But Jane has just met Adam (Steve Martin) and could be falling in love again. Throw in three grown kids, a beautiful house and garden, “special” brownies, and you’ll fall in love with Jane’s maturity and fun-loving self. She’s the kind of woman who’s always young at heart.

Sally Field (M’Lynn Eatenton) – Steel Magnolias

Grab the tissues; You’ll need them. This movie is both beautiful and devastating. Sally Field plays M’Lynn Eatenton, the fiercely protective mother of Shelby (Julia Roberts) in a story ultimately about friendship and love. The mother-daughter relationship in this movie is perfection. Sally Field is the all-powerful matriarch of her family and she’s so loving that your heart is with her one hundred percent.

Sandra Bullock (Leigh Anne Tuohy) – The Blind Side

The Blind Side is the true story of Leigh Anne Tuohy (played by Sandra Bullock), a strong-willed, fiercely loving woman who opened her home and her heart to homeless high school student, Michael Oher. With Leigh’s infallible support, Michael became a star football player for the University of Mississippi and signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the Tennessee Titans.

Toni Collette (Sheryl Hoover) – Little Miss Sunshine

Toni Collette’s character, Sheryl Hoover, has to be one of the most realistic moms in the movies. She lets her daughter follow her dream of competing in beauty pageants, and encourages her despite disappointment. She also keeps her family together no matter what, and always puts her kids first. And most importantly, she’s not afraid to put a bucket of KFC on the table if it means the family is going to eat together.

Shirley McClaine (Aurora Greenway) – Terms of Endearment

Aurora Greenway (Shirley McClaine) and her daughter Emma (Debra Winger) have a strong bond. Critical but ultimately loving, Aurora is a fiercely realistic mother. Although it’s not always all hearts and rainbows, at the end of the day Aurora is there for Emma. And who can forget that scene where her first thought about Emma’s pregnancy is her distress about being made a grandmother!

Happy Mother’s Day! Which of these movies will you watch with your mom this weekend?

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