MA (Movie Review)

MA 5

Release Date: May 31, 2019

Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense

Cast: Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, Diana Silvers

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

Oscar (R) winner Octavia Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers, Glass), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.” But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle 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.

Review By Me

After seeing the trailer for MA, I knew I had to see it; The genre is a favorite of mine, and I was excited for this movie to come out. While the younger cast is made up of new and upcoming actors, the adults/parents are played by well-known actors; Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, and Luke Evans to name a few, all of whom were great by the way. Without revealing too many details, Octavia Spencer’s character is basically a middle aged woman who bought liquor for a group of teens and ends up partying with the them, which all acts as a revenge motive rooting all the way back to an incident that happened back in high school that caused her humiliation. And let’s just say that incident stuck with her. Octavia’s performance throughout the movie was disturbing, but in a good way, because she did a great job portraying this character. I think casting her in this role was a good decision because when I think of this character, I think she was cast perfectly. Juliette Lewis and Luke Evans were also good portraying concerned parents to the teenagers parting it up with Ma. When you’re watching the movie you see that connection with the leading characters which goes back to high school as noted above. As seen in the trailers this movie is pretty intense; Seeing Octavia playing this type of role is fun, and in 100 minutes you get a satisfying thriller. This isn’t the best movie of all time, but its not the worst one either, but it makes you think be careful how you treat people because it can come back to haunt you —  I would definitely recommend this film; I enjoyed it. Have you seen Ma ? What did you think, or if you haven’t seen it, will you ? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading ! 

Rating: 3.5/5

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