A few weeks ago I selected ‘Mother’s Day’ as my PICK OF THE WEEK for the Weekly DVD Column here at The Awards Circuit (the link to that column is here). I had meant to publish this review beforehand, but here’s the thing…this movie is so mediocre it’s hard to come up with anything to write about it. Director Darren Lynn Bousman (he who directed 3 installments of the ‘SAW’ franchise and the rock opera ‘Repo: The Genetic Opera’) is a filmmaker well suited for this sort of grimy B movie, but his actual direction leaves something to be desired here. The film has been on the shelf for over 2 years, and it’s not hard to see why. Bousman tries a lot of things, but rarely is successful, partially due to a lazy script by Scott Milam and the mostly indifferent acting of the cast (though his pacing is terrible here). Everyone is over the top without really putting the effort in, except that is for Rebecca De Mornay. She gives an effectively chilling performance that’s deserving of a better movie than this one. We have a mostly boring slasher flick with one really good performance in it. That’s not nearly enough to lead to a recommendation, but it does save the film from falling into the crevice of being one of the worst films of the year. It’s just one of the most forgettable.