For the third year in a row, Dell at Dell on Movies is hosting Girl Week, a blogathon that celebrates women in films starting from November 20 to November 26. He’s aiming to post every day (so make sure to check out his blog daily), and so am I. Today being the only exception (Monday is franchises day), every day, from the 21st to the 26th, I’m going to review movies about women.
To be honest though I had a different idea for the first day of Girl Week 2017 from the moment Dell announced it. It’s my mother’s birthday today and that’s why I decided to dedicate this day to moms in movies. Not any moms, but some of our, my mom and I's, favourites.
So let’s start, shall we?
Leigh Anne Tuohy, The Blind Side – Played by Sandra Bullock
She is a fierce and protective mother who takes in an almost homeless teenager abandoned by his mother, but a roof over his head isn’t the only thing she gives him. She loves and pushes him as one of her own kids (she already has two) and she helps him understand the talent he has on the football field and reach a professional level of American football.
Mrs Gump, Forrest Gump – played by Sally Field
Having a kid like Forrest Gump is easily one, if not the most challenging thing for a mother, but nothing can stop Mrs Gump from getting what she wants for her kid, like getting Forrest into public school. Also, she teaches him that he could do and be anything.
Aibileen Clark, The Help - played by Viola Davis
Although technically she is not Mae Mobley’s mother, she is definitely the mother figure to the little girl. Aibleen lost her son but that doesn’t prevent her from loving and caring for her. She always makes sure she knows how special she is and to make her feel loved.
Donna Sheridan, Mamma Mia – played by Meryl Streep
She got pregnant at 20, she didn’t know who the father of her baby was and her bigoted mother kicked her out of the house but she wasn’t discouraged. She started a new life, raised a wonderful young woman all by herself and she didn’t stop being fun.
I'm not sure if this fits so I'll post something else later this week. Anyway, what are your favourite movie moms?