Movies out Today: 06 May 2016

One gut-busting raunchy comedy stands out this week amongst lots of schmaltzy feel-good movies, with a thriller thrown in for good measure. Here’s what we have to look forward to this Mother’s Day weekend.

  • Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising

Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) are expecting their second child and preparing to move out of their house. They soon reunite with Teddy (Zac Efron) to help battle the sorority sisters of Kappa Kappa Nu, led by Shelby (Chloë Grace Moretz), who moved in to their neighboring house.

Despite basically being a beat-for-beat remake of its predecessor in terms of story, Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising makes up for that by surpassing the original when it comes to comedy. It’s raunchier and funnier in every way, and the low-brow humour really works. Yes, it’s juvenile and crass but still laugh-out-loud once you embrace it, as Kervyn did in his review that gave it 4/5 stars.

Book now at Nu Metro or Ster Kinekor

  • Mother’s Day

MOTHER’S DAY is the latest star studded ensemble comedy from director Garry Marshall (“Pretty Woman,” “Valentine’s Day”). Bringing together Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts along with Jason Sudeikis, it’s a celebration of mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.

Too lightweight in terms of drama, and too few laughs to be called a comedy, not even the star-studded cast could save this one from being a contrived, predictable pile of manipulative mush. Mother’s Day is the cinematic equivalent of an almost-forgotten last-minute gift – rushed, thoughtless and cringe-worthy. So if you’re looking for something to do with your mom this Mother’s Day, I wouldn’t recommend risking the 8% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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