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Celebrate Mom at the Movies

by Sarah Soliman

Judy Blume’s 1970 novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. has been beloved by generations of readers. An adaptation of the film — starring Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret, Rachel McAdams as her mother, Barbara, and Kathy Bates as her grandmother, Sylvia — hit the big screen in April, garnering rave reviews from critics and audiences. At The Picture House, we think watching this coming-of-age story, that features three generations of women, is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day! So, from Sunday, May 14 through Wednesday, May 17, you can get buy one get one free tickets for this charming, funny film at TPH Bronxville.

Some more recommendations for movies about mothers and daughters that you can watch are below:

Everything Everywhere All at Once R

The biggest hit of 2022, and the big winner of this year’s Academy Awards, Everything Everywhere All at Once, for all its sci-fi, multiversal, epic storytelling, is at heart a movie about a mother and daughter. Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh) is a woman whose struggles with her daughter, Joy (Stephanie Hsu), have consequences that ripple out through alternate universes, and the love they share have for each other underneath it all may be the very thing that saves the world.

Freaky Friday PG

Single mother Tess Coleman (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her teenage daughter Anna (Lindsay Lohan) couldn’t be more different, and it is driving them both insane. After receiving cryptic fortunes at a Chinese restaurant, the two wake up the next day to discover that they have somehow switched bodies. Unable to switch back, they are forced to masquerade as one another until a solution can be found. In the process, they develop a new sense of respect and understanding for one another.

Imitation of Life Unrated

Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore), a Black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora’s daughter, Susie (Sandra Dee), while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora’s thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie’s light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner), struggles with her African-American identity. Director Douglas Sirk’s lush film is a challenging melodrama with the power to devastate.

Lady Bird R

High school student Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) navigates a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother, Marion (Laurie Metcalf), over the course of an eventful and poignant senior year of high school. Lady Bird helped actress Greta Gerwig cement herself as a filmmaker with a unique voice, which she would go on to demonstrate in another wonderful mother-daughter movie, 2019’s Little Women.

Postcards from the Edge R

Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge stars Meryl Streep as Suzanne Vale, an actress on a slippery slope as a recovering addict. Leaving a stint in rehab, it is recommended Suzanne stay with her mother, Doris (Shirley MacLaine), a Hollywood legend, and something of an alcoholic herself. 

See showtimes for Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. on our website. To get your two for one tickets, purchase at the TPH Bronxville box office.