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Mom's Day Away

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Wholesome sitcom-style Mother's Day story is just OK.

Movie NR 2015 83 minutes
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Good-natured but bland, this movie has situations and dilemmas that audiences have seen countless times before. Women reevaluate their life roles, a man comes to terms with his partner as an individual, kids take on responsibilities and learn what it means to be active members of a family. Nicely photographed with a number of solid performances, the film has a plot and tone that are consistently middle-brow. Situations are shopworn (messy bedrooms, a boy-crazy 12-year-old, an inept new driver). There are no dramatic peaks and valleys or intense "aha" moments, and the minor conflicts are low-key with very predictable outcomes. Harmless and mildly entertaining, this Hallmark TV movie simply doesn't add up to much.

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