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Ma (2019)

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A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.

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Tate Taylor

Writer:

Scotty Landes
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Oh 'Ma' God: Octavia Spencer's Killer O.M.G. Moments

From torture to face stitching: Ma has it all! Octavia Spencer, her co-stars, and director Tate Taylor break down how they translated the script's shocking moments to the screen.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Octavia Spencer ... Sue Ann
Diana Silvers ... Maggie
Juliette Lewis ... Erica
McKaley Miller ... Haley
Corey Fogelmanis ... Andy
Gianni Paolo ... Chaz
Dante Brown ... Darrell
Tanyell Waivers ... Genie
Dominic Burgess ... Stu
Heather Marie Pate ... Ashley
Tate Taylor ... Officer Grainger
Luke Evans ... Ben
Margaret Fegan ... Stephanie
Missi Pyle ... Mercedes
Allison Janney ... Doctor Brooks
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Storyline

In this new psychological horror-thriller from Tate Taylor and Blumhouse, a lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their crazy host.

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent/disturbing material, language throughout, sexual content, and for teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,099,805, 2 June 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,373,120, 18 July 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,749,995, 16 June 2019
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Tate Taylor directed Luke Evans and Allison Janney in The Girl on the Train (2016). See more »

Goofs

When Ma and Ben are sitting in the bar, the whiskey and diet Coke appear out of nowhere on their table. See more »

Quotes

Sue Ann: [mowing down Mercedes] FUCKING CUNT
Sue Ann: [muttering as she walks away from Erica] I got rid of Mercedes for you... ungrateful bitch
Sue Ann: [sewing up Ashley's mouth] This ought shut you up
Sue Ann: [to Erica] I thought we had a connection
Sue Ann: [from the trailer] Some people just fit right in
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Entertaining: almost. Predictable: always. Cheesy: sometimes. Scary: not really.
6 June 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

Beyond a far-fetched and almost-laughable script, the actors play pretty well, especially Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers and Juliette Lewis. The introduction languishes, lasts about an hour and one has overall the impression that the mountain has brought forth a mouse. Although I obviously do not belong to the intended audience which is probably narrowed to teens, it's worth a try with low expectations.


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