A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library
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:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Maria (Julie Andrews) leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess, and caregiver to the children of a Naval officer widower.
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).