Ma is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by Tate Taylor.
Universal Pictures on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 released the trailer:
MA - Official Trailer.
Teenager Maggie Thompson moves with her mother Erica to her Ohio hometown after Erica's husband leaves her. At her new high school, Maggie befriends Haley, Darrell, Chaz, and Andy, who immediately develops a crush on her. They convince Sue Ann Ellington, a veterinary technician, to help them buy alcohol. Sue Ann anonymously reports the teens' activities, but they're released because of the officer's history with Andy's dad, Ben. The next day, Sue Ann invites the teens to drink in her basement. The next time they go, Sue Ann has decorated her basement and lots of other teens 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 gets jealous (as she is in love with him due to being Ben's son). 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 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's clearly able-bodied. She warns them as Sue Ann arrives home, and they narrowly escape.
The film Ma was scheduled to be released on May 30, 2019 (Germany) and on May 31, 2019 (United States) by Universal Studios, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures International (UPI).
The duration of the film is 99 minutes. With a budget of $5 million, the film grossed over $60.6 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Ma got average rating from critics.
Official website: uphe.com/movies/ma
Wikipedia: Ma (film)