0 comments 📅05 September 2019, 08:35

DIRECTED BY: Tate Taylor
STARRING: Luke Evans, Missi Pyle, Juliette Lewis
AVAILABLE FROM Universal Studios

Everybody’s welcome at Ma’s. But good luck getting home safe. Sue Ann (Oscar winner Octavia Spencer) is a lonely woman who keeps to herself in a quiet Ohio town. When a local teenage girl asks Sue Ann to buy some booze for her group of friends, she decides to make some new friends of her own and offers her basement for the kids to party. They just have to follow a few simple house rules: Someone has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.” As Ma’s hospitality curdles into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.

Ma comes to us by way of Universal and Blumhouse and it is a bit of a mixed bag. Here we have a group of friends trying to have a good time and they are trying to find someone to buy their beer for them. That help comes in the form of someone that soon will ask them to call her “Ma”. All seems well but soon enough Ma starts going crazy. We also learn of Ma’s past and we’d probably feel bad for her if it wasn’t for a few other things she’s got going on that makes her the clear bad guy of the film. My issue with the film is that it never seems to fully dive in one area or the other. We have stuff that makes it seem like we’re going to have a bit of a comedic tone to it and things might go over the top, but then things get a little too serious for things to go that way. It almost feels like Ma doesn’t really know what it wants to be some times.

But we do have some fun scenes here and there. We have moments where the violence goes a little over the top. And those moments make us wants to see more of that sort of thing. I think the acting is good enough here to make it what it does become, but more blood and moreover the top moments is what this one needs. If you just want to watch something that does have a few thrills and chills, Ma isn’t a bad option. But don’t go into this one expecting something that could spark a good franchise. I think this is one that is best served as a one and done. And if I am to be perfectly honest, I feel this is a good “one and done” as far as watching it goes as well. It is well made and it is well-acted, but the movie doesn’t stay in one lane and that becomes a bit of an issue.


– Alternate Ending
– Deleted Scenes
– Creating Sue Ann
– Party at Ma’s
– Theatrical Trailer


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