Despite it being Mother’s Day weekend, the film roaring into theaters today that’s bound to draw in the largest droves of filmgoers has little to do with maternal figures and more to do with full-tilt, heavy-handed action.
Captain America: Civil War is gearing up to rock the box office this weekend, loaded with a super-packed cast including Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. For film fans looking to embrace the spirit of Mother’s Day, they can choose between Mothers and Daughters and The Meddler, while those looking to charge up their weekend with a thriller can catch Disorder. There’s also a story of forbidden romance in Natasha, which debuts this weekend. ~Matthew Pariselli
Tensions rise between the Avengers when global governments initiate an act to regulate all superhuman activity because of human casualties in their previous missions. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) feels the superheroes should register, while Captain America (Chris Evans) believes in the principles of freedom and has a clear mistrust of the government. Co-starring Scarlett Johansson and Don Cheadle, among many others, Captain America: Civil War premieres nationwide this weekend. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Captain America: Civil War
Opening in select cities this weekend, Mothers and Daughters follows the story of Rigby Gray (Selma Blair), a rock photographer who’s riding a career high when an unlikely and unexpected pregnancy forces her to turn her lens inward. As Rigby slowly comes to terms with what it might mean to change her life forever, she discovers with fresh eyes her own relationship with her estranged mother. The film celebrates the unparalleled love between mothers and their children and the myriad ways they connect in today’s world. It co-stars Courteney Cox, Susan Sarandon and Sharon Stone, among others. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Mothers and Daughters
Also opening in select cities this weekend is The Meddler, which chronicles widower Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon), who won’t leave her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne) alone. Always cheerful, Marnie constantly texts, calls and visits her daughter unannounced. Lori attempts to regain control over her life by setting boundaries and unknowingly lets Marnie’s mothering nature loose on Los Angeles. Marnie acts as a mother to everyone until a chance encounter with a new man (J.K. Simmons) signals the start of a change in her life. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Meddler
Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts), an ex-soldier who recently returned from combat in Afghanistan, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. He tries something new when he’s hired as a security guard for a lavish party, where he catches the eye of hostess Jessie (Diane Kruger). During the party, Vincent overhears conversations that suggest Jessie’s husband is involved in shady business, and when Vincent begins to believe Jessie and her son are in danger, he draws on his military training to keep the threat at bay. Disorder hits theaters in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal this weekend. Click here for showtimes.
Debuting in Toronto and Vancouver this weekend, Natasha follows Mark Berman (Alex Ozerov), the 16-year-old son of Russian immigrants living just north of Toronto, and Natasha (Sasha K. Gordon), 14, who arrives from Russia with her mother, who is engaged to Mark’s uncle. Despite their young ages, Mark and Natasha begin to fall in love and their romance leads to bizarre and tragic consequences, not only for them, but for everyone around them. Click here for showtimes.