Ma is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by Tate Taylor.

Official trailers

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

Story intro

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.


Octavia Spencer
Sue Ann "Ma" Ellington
Diana Silvers
Maggie Thompson
Juliette Lewis
Erica Thompson
McKaley Miller
Haley, Maggie's friend
Corey Fogelmanis
Andy Hawkins, Maggie's boyfriend
Luke Evans
Ben Hawkins
Kyanna Simone Simpson
Young Sue Ann
Gianni Paolo
Chaz, Maggie's friend
Dante Brown
Darrell, Maggie's friend
Tanyell Waivers
Genie Ellington
Andrew Matthew Welch
Young Ben (as Matthew Welch)
Missi Pyle
Mercedes, Ben's girlfriend
Dominic Burgess
Stu, Erica's co-worker
Heather Marie Pate
Allison Janney
Doctor Brooks
Nicole Carpenter
Young Mercedes
Tate Taylor
Officer Grainger
Margaret Fegan
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
Jinny Patterson
Nail Salon Patron
Dog in Vet


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.

External links

Official website:


Wikipedia: Ma (film)

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