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Mother’s Day DVD release – review and giveaway

I’m a huge rom com fan – unfortunate when the OH’s favourite films are old westerns, war movies and fighting/action films.  But I got a treat when I was sent the new DVD release of Mother’s Day to review.

Directed by Gary Marshall, Mother’s Day has a stellar cast including Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson, plus the gorgeous (even if he does have a beard) Jason Sudeikis. The movie explores what motherhood means to eat woman in their different situations as well as their relationships with partners and families, all as mother’s day approaches.

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As well as the laugh out loud moments – in particular I love Jennifer Aniston’s comic timing – there’s the expected poignant moments where it makes you reflect on things in your own life.

I really enjoyed Mother’s Day and I was lucky enough to watch it all in one go, in peace while N was out on the farm with his dad.  So I didn’t have to explain why I was crying at the end…I’m such a wuss when watching films whether it’s happy or sad (I blame watching International Velvet as a child).

You can download or buy it on DVD or Blueray from 3rd October.  Alternatively, why not enter to win one of three copies of the DVD.  Just answer the question ‘What’s your favourite rom com and why?’ in the comments, then enter via the rafflecopter to confirm your entry. There are additional bonus entry options.

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Terms and conditions

  1. UK entry only, over 18s
  2. Giveaway closes 11.59pm 30th Oct 2016
  3. Entries will be validated according to the rules of entry
  4. There are 3 dvd prizes
  5. The data of anyone that enters won’t be passed on to any third parties or used for any unsolicited marketing communications.
  6. Winner will be randomly chosen, and will be shown on this post, with further notifications shared on social media.
  7. Winner will be notified via email, and will need to respond with their postal address within 3 weeks otherwise a further winner will be drawn.
  8. Prize will be sent out within 30 days from the distributor/pr.
  9. This giveaway may be featured on Loquax, Prizefinder and Superlucky

Disclosure: I was sent a Mother’s Day dvd for the purpose of review.

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  1. My fave movie of all time is Pretty woman – I love Julia Roberts , I just wish they would make it in to a west end show. My mums fave is Bridget Jones Diary – Im hoping to get her the new movie for her birthday.

  2. 50 First Dates has to be my ultimate rom com favourite different to the usual run of the mill films. He changes his womanising ways, wins her family and friends trust and keeps getting her to fall in love with him every day. After they split up and he gets the cd from her dad and goes to see Lucy in the hospital and though she cant remember him shes been dreaming about him every night pulls on the heart strings and the video Henry makes for Lucy to wake up to every morning make makes you go awwwww. Love it!!

  3. I have only recently watched the Bridget Jones films and absolutely adored them…but my all time favourite is Sweet Home Alabama, such a feel good film, always makes me feel better, and the soundtrack…love it! 🙂

  4. How to lose a guy in ten days – makes me giggle and heart melt at the same time love it!

  5. I love you’ve got mail! it’s like a big box of chocolates ! So sweet and charming and a joy to watch 🙂

  6. pretty woman because no matter how many times i watch it i never get sick of seeing it

  7. Love Actually because I really enjoyed all the different character’s stories and how they interlinked

  8. Pretty Woman, watched it so many times but always find it entertaining. Love the transformation and how she proves herself to be just as good as everyone else x

  9. Notting Hill. I love how it makes me feel like a star will fall for a normal person…Ronan Keating will want me one day!!

  10. Love Actually without a doubt. It is the only film my partner has taken me to see in the cinema and he bought it for as a Christmas present the year after we saw it. Now everytime it is on tv we watch and also every Christmas we get the dvd out. I just love Bill Nighy in it.

  11. The Wedding Singer because it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Adam Sandler at his best (you know, before all those horrible film as like Jack and Jill).

  12. I absolutely love PS I love you. It’s a great story and I absolutely love Gerrard Butler so that helps 🙂

  13. I love rom coms so choosing my favourite would result in too much deliberation, so I’m going to go with my top 5!

    Bridget Jones’ Diary, Four Weddings and a Funeral, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, 27 Dresses and About Time

  14. Wimbledon, I love it, such a feel good film and set in the summer so it looks lovely. Makes me feel all summery

  15. I love Notting Hill because it a true romcom. Hugh Grant & his mates are funny then Julia Roberts as his star love interest is perfect. Upsy Daisy anyone?

  16. My Best Friends Wedding is my Fav, anything with Julia Roberts I know I’ll enjoy, just LOVE Mystic Pizza as well

  17. There are so many to choose my all time favourite would have to be PS I Love You and it has Gerard Butler (only for a short time but it’s still good enough for me)

  18. while you were sleeping, a great film with sandra bullock and the lovely bill pullman, real feel good movie

  19. Love Actually – lots of fab little stories, great Christmassy feel (although I watch it all year round) and it stars Hugh Grant and Liam Neeson

  20. The Holiday with Kate winslet & Cameron Diaz. It’s a great film without being too soppy!

  21. Ive got to say love actually, it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling and gets me all lovey dovey with my other half…that doesnt happen often lol

  22. Mine is The Holiday! I Just love it.. and it has a Christmas feel but can still be watched all year round!

  23. Pretty Woman. Nice title, great outfits, some humour. A bit of Rags to Riches story, reminds us of Pygmalion. I suppose it shows that good looks can be valuable and allow Social Inclusion, Social Climbing etc. Though what would be nice is acceptance, support, sharing, Caring. As she is excluded by individuals :- Shop Sales Staff at Expensive Boutique. As well as looked down upon by Hotel Manager. Yet it has likely been the inequalities of life that has impacted on her, placing her in the poor situation that she is.

    Yet she is loved, and becomes more loveable as she begins to fit in by wearing good quality clothing :- looking the part etc.

    Julia Roberts is a good actress.

  24. Four Weddings and a Funeral, well written, very funny, sad moments too. Everything you need in a romcom.

  25. i have to be honest, I’m not your typical rom com girl! I do try and avoid most of them at all costs, but I watch anything that has Drew Barrymore or Jennifer Aniston in them and as they both do a shedload of rom coms, I have to go against my beliefs! Lol So I would say The Wedding Singer, as it’s funny and reminds me of when I was little. Which was when the movie came out and not when it was set ( I wish)

  26. Along Came Polly is my absolute favourite rom com! I love both Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston!

  27. Love Actually – lots of little different storylines running through! Love watching it at Christmas x

  28. Amelie; slightly offbeat but good for it all the same, and entertaining without being too demanding

  29. I love Maid In Manhattan because it’s the underdog winning the man for a change 🙂

    1. I suppose it has a nice message, nice story. As why shouldn’t the nice person, hard working individual have happiness, health and wealth.

  30. My favourite rom-com actually stars Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston and is called ‘we’re the Millers’. The film is hilarious, as are the outtakes!

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