Will Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Mother’s Day’ Be The Last Of The Holiday-Themed Rom-Coms

Ever since Love Actually proved that audiences would eat up a movie made up of vignettes centered around a holiday (even if half of them didn’t intersect or have an ending), studios have been churning them out. Lately, they just name them after the actual holiday. New Year’s Eve. Valentine’s Day. To that pantheon we can now add Mother’s Day, from director Garry Marshall, starring Jennifer Aniston opposite Julia Roberts in some kind of Anna Wintour wig. Only a very confident woman can pull off a haircut that dumb looking.

“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, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Shay Mitchell, Britt Robertson & Timothy Olyphant, 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. [OpenRoadFilms]

They introduce Garry Marshall as “the director of Pretty Woman and Valentine’s Day!” which is sort of like saying “from the inventor of the Big Mac and Crystal Pepsi!” But he also directed Georgia Rule and Exit to Eden, so maybe that was just being kind.

Anyway, Jennifer Aniston plays a divorced mom trying to juggle life and two kids with way too much hair (rom-com kids have to have too much hair, it’s a rule), while Julia Roberts plays a childless best-selling author. “Do you have kids?” Aniston asks.

“A career. Keeps me busy,” Julia Roberts says.

I’m betting they learn a valuable lesson from each other. Mother’s Day opens April 29th.