Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Moms in the Movies

There have been a lot of memorable mothers in film, and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s a great time to stop by the Library to pick up some of our best DVD’s featuring moms! No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s something for everyone:

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COMEDY

Freaky Friday

In this 2003 remake, Tess (Jamie Lee Curtis), an overworked mother and her daughter Anna (Lindsey Lohan) do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the others life for one freaky Friday.

Baby Mama

Kate (Tina Fey) is a successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby, but  discovers she is infertile. She hires South Philly working girl Angie (Amy Poehler) to be her unlikely surrogate.

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DRAMA

Erin Brockovich

Erin (Julia Roberts), an unemployed single mother, becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.

The Blind Side

The story of Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman, Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock), and her family.

Little Women

With their father away fighting in the Civil War, Jo (Winona Ryder), Meg (Trini Alvarado), Beth (Claire Danes) and Amy (Kirsten Dunst/Samantha Mathis) grow up with their mother (Susan Sarandon) in somewhat reduced circumstances during post-Civil War America. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, men friends start to become a part of the household.

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MUSICAL FILMS

The Sound of Music

Maria (Julie Andrews) leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess, and caregiver to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Mamma Mia!

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman (Amanda Seyfried) about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep).

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This entry was posted on May 8, 2013 by in Movie list.
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