An­gela Bas­sett, Felic­ity Huff­man, Pa­tri­cia Ar­quette Pre­mieres Aug. 2 on Net­flix

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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.”

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