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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Watch a movie with your Mom on Mother's Day. Here are a few suggestions.

Postcards from the Edge Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Rob Reiner. Suzanne Vale is a wise-cracking, vulnerable actress determined to jump start her failing career. Her mother, an aging movie star, is the definitive portrait of a Hollywood's gutsy glamour queen, offers her daughter only razor sharp humor and searing honesty. Based on the novel by Carrie Fisher about her life in the Hollywood fast lane.

Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts, Albert Finney. A feisty young mother convinces an attorney to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a momumental law case against a giant corporation.

Mrs. Miniver Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon . A story of an average English middle-class family during the summer of 1939. The sun shone down on a happy people, who worked and played, reared their children and tended their gardens in that happy, easy-going England that would soon enter World War II. In the face of regular German bombings Mrs. Miniver's mission is to stay alive, and keep her family together with hope, strength, and dignity.

Steel Magnolias Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine. A young diabetic's decision to have a baby may cost her life. This choice leaves her own mother torn between love and anger, while her loyal friends support her and try to deal with their own feelings.

Divine Sisters of the YaYa Sisterhood Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Maggie Smith, Ashley Judd. Like mother, like daughter. Neither a hard-as-nails New York playwright nor her flaky Louisiana mother will take the necessary steps to mend their long-time rift and it’s up to Sisterhood who stage an outlandish "intervention" to bring them back together again.

A League of Their Own Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell. A washed-up ballplayer is hired to coach in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League while the male pros are at war in 1943, and finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his team.

Where the Heart Is Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing, Joan Cusack. The story of a down-on-her-luck Southern teen who, after gaining 15 minutes of fame for giving birth to "The Wal-Mart Baby," begins to put her life together with the help of the kind, quirky strangers who become her surrogate family.

Throw Momma from the Train Danny Devito, Billy Crystal, Kim Greist, Anne Ramsey, Kate Mulgrew. A student tries to convince his writing professor to exchange murders - he'll murder his teacher's wife, and the prof will murder his student's mom. Based on the Hitchcock film “Strangers on a Train.”

Little Women Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett. Humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters are chronicled as they grew into young ladies during the harsh times of the Civil war.

The Goodbye Girl Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason. When a woman's ex-husband sublets her apartment right out from under her and she refuses to move, the new tenant, a Chicago actor, moves in, touching off a comic, hate-love relationship.

Mother Anne Reid, Daniel Craig. A newly widowed woman moves to London to be near her family. She soon feels like she is just an invisible old lady until a young man comes into her life.

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