Mother’s Day | Film review
Rebecca De Mornay takes up torture porn.
A ferocious performance by Rebecca De Mornay is the only noteworthy part of this unpleasant, interminable home-invasion thriller. She plays the demented matriarch of a bank-robbing clan that returns to its old family house in search of some missing cash, inadvertently crashing a party thrown by the new owners (Jaime King and Frank Grillo). The title and some of the basic premise come from an old Troma flick, but De Mornay’s brood’s gory, sadistic mind games are straight out of the torture-porn playbook (director Darren Lynn Bousman made the first three sequels to Saw). Mommie dearest’s kids are all lightweight heavies, and their nine victims have maybe three character traits among them.