Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Arquette Premieres Aug. 2 on Netflix
EMPTY nesters Carol (Bassett), Gillian (Arquette) and Helen (Huffman) have had just about enough of feeling left behind by their sons. So on Mother’s Day the three friends decide to take a trip to Manhattan to make an unannounced visit to their offspring.
But their surprise doesn’t go over well
with their sons (Jake Hoffman, Sinqua Walls, Jake Lacy), who are busy living their own adult lives.
Coming to terms with the bitter realization that their “job” of raising kids is over, the trio decide to stop feeling sorry for themselves and adjust to their new identities — even if that starts with drowning their sorrows at bars and clubs around the Big Apple.
The moving film manages to be inspirational while shedding a humorous light on an otherwise difficult topic — something Arquette appreciates. “It was just really fun to be a part of,” she says of the movie, referring to it as a “momedy,” not a comedy. “It wasn’t heavy. And no one dies.”