Ma is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by Tate Taylor.
Starring Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis, Corey Fogelmanis, Luke Evans, McKaley Miller, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Gianni Paolo, Dante Brown, Andrew Matthew Welch and others.

Watch the official trailer for Ma

Universal Pictures on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 released the trailer:
MA - Official Trailer.

What is Ma about?

Teenager Maggie Thompson (Diana Silvers) moves with her mother Erica to her Ohio hometown after Erica's husband leaves her. At her new high school, Maggie befriends Haley (McKaley Miller), Darrell (Dante Brown), Chaz (Gianni Paolo), and Andy, who immediately develops a crush on her. They convince Sue Ann Ellington (Octavia Spencer), a veterinary technician, to help them buy alcohol because they are underage. Sue Ann anonymously reports the teenagers' activities, but they are released because of the officer's history with Andy's father, Ben. The next day, Sue Ann invites the teenagers to drink in her basement. The next time they go, Sue Ann has decorated her basement and lots of other teenagers show up at her house to party, making her popular among the students.
However, her hospitality starts to annoy the group as she continuously harasses them to engage in various activities with her. One night, Sue Ann sees Andy and Maggie kissing and becomes jealous (as she is in love with him, having had a crush on his father, Ben, in high school). She drugs Maggie immediately after and takes her earrings. The next morning, Maggie wakes up and notices her earrings are missing and is badly bruised and cut. Scared, Maggie tells Andy that she does not want to go to her house anymore and that she does not want him to go as well and he agrees.
One day to earn the group's trust back, Ma meets with them to tell them that she has pancreatic cancer (which is a lie) and that is why she acts the way she does. As she is talking, Haley notices that she is wearing a bracelet that belongs to a friend of theirs. The girls suspect that Sue Ann has been stealing their jewelry so they go to her house to investigate. They are surprised by Genie, Sue Ann's daughter from a failed marriage, who Maggie thought used a wheelchair, but she is clearly able-bodied. She warns them as Sue Ann arrives home, and they narrowly escape.

Who's in the Ma cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of Ma.

Octavia Spencer Sue Ann "Ma" Ellington
Diana Silvers Maggie Thompson
Juliette Lewis Erica Thompson
Corey Fogelmanis Andy Hawkins Maggie's boyfriend
Luke Evans Ben Hawkins
McKaley Miller Haley Maggie's friend
Kyanna Simone Simpson Young Sue Ann
Gianni Paolo Chaz Maggie's friend
Dante Brown Darrell Maggie's friend
Andrew Matthew Welch Young Ben (as Matthew Welch)
Tanyell Waivers Genie Ellington
Missi Pyle Mercedes Ben's girlfriend
Dominic Burgess Stu Erica's co-worker
Heather Marie Pate Ashley
Allison Janney Doctor Brooks
Nicole Carpenter Young Mercedes
Tate Taylor Officer Grainger
Margaret Fegan Stephanie
Victor Turpin Pietro Kramer
Skyler Joy Young Erica
Elijah Bray Teenage Boy
Creek Wilson Liquor Store Bum
Micah Joseph Graves Flashback Closet Boy
Dennis Rodriguez Janitor
Jinny Patterson Nail Salon Patron
Louie Bennie
Earl Dog in Vet

When is Ma released in cinemas?

The film Ma was scheduled to be released on May 30, 2019 (Germany) and on May 31, 2019 (United States) by Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Studios, Tulip Entertainment and United International Pictures (UIP).

What are Ma film specifications?

The duration of the film is 99 minutes. With a budget of $5 million, the film grossed over $61.1 million.

The film Ma is rated with "R" rating.

What are critics and audiences saying about Ma?

Ma got average rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

Other sites about Ma

More information about Ma you can get at:

Official website:


Wikipedia: Ma (film)

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