Ma is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by Tate Taylor.
Starring Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Corey Fogelmanis, Luke Evans, McKaley Miller, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Gianni Paolo, Dante Brown, Andrew Matthew Welch and others.
Universal Pictures on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 released the trailer:
MA - Official Trailer.
Teenager Maggie Thompson (Diana Silvers) moves with her mother Erica (Juliette Lewis) 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 (Corey Fogelmanis), the latter of whom immediately develops a crush on her. They convince Sue Ann "Ma" Ellington (Octavia Spencer), a veterinary technician, to help buy them alcohol because they are underage. Sue Ann (Kyanna Simone Simpson) anonymously reports the teenagers' activities, but they are released because of the officer's history with Andy's father, Ben (Luke Evans). 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 spend time with her. One night, Sue Ann sees Andy and Maggie kissing and becomes jealous; she is in love with him, having had a crush on his father, Ben, in high school. She drugs Maggie 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 Sue Ann's house anymore and that she does not want him to go, either.
To earn the group's trust back, Ma lies to them that she has pancreatic cancer. 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; Maggie is surprised to see her walking, as she uses a wheelchair at school. Genie tells them to leave as Sue Ann arrives home, and they narrowly escape.
Here is the full cast and characters of Ma.
The film Ma was scheduled to be released on May 30, 2019 (Germany, Hungary) and on May 31, 2019 (United States) by Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Studios, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures Spain.
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.
Ma got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 55/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Ma you can get at:
Official website: mamovie.com
Wikipedia: Ma (film)